Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Political Cartoons in the Classroom

I often run out of time in class to get a chance to discuss current events going on, and political cartoons are a great way to get kids talking... and introduce a little levity, which is never a bad thing. Herblock's History has some great historical political cartoons, and Time's Cartoons of the Week (or the NYT's Upfront) is a great place to start for some fresh material.

To help the kids unpack all the cues and messages in political cartoons, check out the National Archives great cartoon analysis worksheet.

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