Analyzing Political Cartoons

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Analyzing Political Cartoons teacher's guide question reflect. Ask students to identify and note details. Sample Questions: Describe what you see. • What do you ...

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Ask students to identify and note details. Sample Questions:

Describe what you see.



What do you notice first?

What people and objects are shown? words do you see?

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observe

Guide students with the sample questions as they respond to the primary source. Encourage them to go back and forth between the columns; there is no correct order.

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What, if any,

What do you see that looks

different than it would in a photograph?



What do

Encourage students to generate and test hypotheses about the source.

Invite students to ask questions that lead to more observations and reflections.

What’s happening in this cartoon?

What do you wonder about...



What was

happening when this cartoon was made?



Who do

you think was the audience for this cartoon? issue do you think this cartoon is about?





literature?

What methods does the cartoonist use to persuade



What other details can you see?

what?



when?



where?



why?



how?

What do

you think the cartoonist’s opinion on this issue is?

What do you see that might be a symbol?



What

you see that might refer to another work of art or •

who?



the audience?

f u rt h e r i n v e s t i g at i o n

Help students to identify questions appropriate for further investigation, and to develop a research strategy for finding answers. Sample Question:

What more do you want to know, and how can you find out?

A few follow-up Beginning activity ideas: Think about the point the cartoonist was trying to make with this cartoon. Were you persuaded? Why or why not?.

Intermediate Compare two political cartoons that are on the same side of an issue. Identify the different methods — like symbols, allusions, or exaggeration — that the two cartoons use to persuade their audience. | LOC.gov/teachers

Advanced Select a political cartoon. Think about the point of view of the cartoonist. Describe or draw how the cartoon might be different if it had been created by a cartoonist with a different point of view.

For more tips on using primary sources, go to http://www.loc.gov.teachers

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