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Climate warnings grow more dire

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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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04/14/14


Climate warnings grow more dire

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03/31/14


Americans experience Russia deja vu

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03/17/14


Missing plane is a global mystery

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03/03/14


Proposed military cuts stir debate

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02/17/14


Olympic spying stirs controversy

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02/03/14


Obama strategy: Go around Congress

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01/20/14


Russia locks down Olympic security

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01/06/14


Data thieves target holiday shoppers

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12/09/13


Is Amazon's drone plan just hot air?

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11/25/13


Borrowing a classic for a new message

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11/11/13


Is it OK to use religious images?

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10/28/13


Similar images, different messages

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10/14/13


Cartoons dress up for Halloween

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09/30/13


Can the mentally ill easily get guns?

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09/16/13


'World policeman' finds little support

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09/02/13


King's dream and voting rights

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08/19/13


Rating Congress and cockroaches

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08/05/13


Is much of our future set at birth?

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07/22/13


Stores see fat sales of Twinkies

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07/08/13


Using pop culture to make a point

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06/24/13


Dangers of unintended consequences

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