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Cartoon Evaluation Worksheet
For use with these lessons or with cartoons from your newspaper

How did Flint's water get poisoned?

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Common Core State Standard
RL.CSS.2/4 Grades 6-12:
Students determine the meaning of political cartoons through the analysis of their literal, symbolic and figurative meanings of the elements the artist used and their effect. Students are asked to describe the overall effect of the cartoon, and how the artist’s choices combine to create that effect.

Finally, students determine the purpose of the cartoon and how it relates to current issues through discussion questions. A blank cartoon is provided to assist students in writing their own caption based on their understanding of the cartoons meaning

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02/01/16


How did Flint's water get poisoned?

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01/18/16


What do loans say about Cruz values?

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01/04/16


Baby New Year has an ancient past

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12/14/15


Does fear drive people to extremes?

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11/30/15


Do facts matter to candidates, voters?

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11/16/15


Web brews up a 'war' on Christmas

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11/02/15


Cancer warning worries meat sellers

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10/19/15


Is it impossible to lead House GOP?

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10/05/15


Who pays for corporate mistakes?

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09/14/15


Any limits to religious freedom?

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09/07/15


Is America's gun culture insane?

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08/24/15


Is junk science fooling food junkies?

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08/10/15


Is coal a job maker or a planet killer?

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07/27/15


Trump trash talk draws jeers, voters

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07/13/15


World events shake up investors

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06/22/15


Are we producing a war sequel?

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06/08/15


Washing away objections to aid

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05/25/15


The power of 'what we know now'

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05/11/15


How to tell a tale of Texas politics

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04/27/15


Illustrating the debate over drones

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04/13/15


Would no video mean no charges?

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