cftcpagetop.gif
Cartoons homepage   Cartooning Resources   History through toons   Cartoonist Videos
Downloadable lesson for 05/26/18 

Is debt scaring you away from college?

Teachers: Download the lesson and print it out for use in your classroom. (PDF format)

This week's lesson

Click to download lesson
Draw your own conclusions

Download blank cartoon here for students to try writing their own captions.
pen60px.gif

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

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

NOTE: You'll need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to use these files. If you don't already have it, click here to download it.



There are 372 lessons in this library

Download lessons you might have missed

Click here to get a list of lessons sorted by headline


05/21/18


Is debt scaring you away from college?

Download This Lesson
Get the Blank toon

05/07/18


Should Trump testify in Russia probe?

Download This Lesson
Get the Blank toon

04/23/18


When does free speech go too far?

Download This Lesson
Get the Blank toon

04/09/18


Who wins or loses in a trade war?

Download This Lesson
Get the Blank toon

03/26/18


Biden and Trump trade trash talk

Download This Lesson
Get the Blank toon

03/12/18


Trump agrees to meet N. Korea’s Kim

Download This Lesson
Get the Blank toon

02/26/18


Gun supporters target teen critics

Download This Lesson
Get the Blank toon

02/12/18


SpaceX sends Tesla on long test drive

Download This Lesson
Get the Blank toon

01/29/18


Blame game part of a broken system?

Download This Lesson
Get the Blank toon

01/15/18


Why would Trump boast of genius?

Download This Lesson
Get the Blank toon

01/02/18


Are we forgetting about Puerto Rico?

Download This Lesson
Get the Blank toon

12/11/17


Russia banned from Winter Olympics

Download This Lesson
Get the Blank toon

11/27/17


What happens if ‘net neutrality’ ends?

Download This Lesson
Get the Blank toon

11/13/17


Do corporations need a big tax cut?

Download This Lesson
Get the Blank toon

10/30/17


Will ‘emergency’ ease opioids crisis?

Download This Lesson
Get the Blank toon

10/16/17


Arguments flare over rights and limits

Download This Lesson
Get the Blank toon

10/02/17


Is money corrupting college sports?

Download This Lesson
Get the Blank toon

09/18/17


Does a clown have you frightened?

Download This Lesson
Get the Blank toon

09/04/17


An iconic image captures a big story

Download This Lesson
Get the Blank toon

08/21/17


Cartoons use a dark visual metaphor

Download This Lesson
Get the Blank toon

08/07/17


What are the real threats to jobs?

Download This Lesson
Get the Blank toon
©2015 Online Publications Inc. and NIEonline.com