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

Do we take voting for granted?

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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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10/13/14


Do we take voting for granted?

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09/29/14


What threatens the world most?

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09/15/14


How safe are our secrets from hackers?

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09/01/14


President criticized over vacation

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08/18/14


Do 'combat police' create respect or fear?

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08/04/14


Miss Liberty and the immigration debate

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07/21/14


GOP leaders run from Palin proposal

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07/07/14


Wealthy politicians out of touch?

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06/23/14


Playing the blame game over Iraq

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06/09/14


Climate triggers a monster debate

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05/26/14


Classic quotes help tell of VA woes

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05/12/14


Botched execution brings notoriety

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04/28/14


Drawing a different message from news

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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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