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

Earth Day questions about the future

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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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04/25/16


Earth Day questions about the future

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04/11/16


Will GOP decide race at convention?

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03/28/16


Bigger danger - tolerance or fear?

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03/14/16


Could Sanders upset Clinton's bid?

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02/29/16


$130 million political bet that failed

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02/15/16


Why are voters angry at the elites?

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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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