Cartoonists seize universal image
Teachers: Download the lesson and print it out for use in your classroom. (PDF format)
►Cartoon Evaluation WorksheetFor 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 394 lessons in this library
►Click here to get a list of lessons sorted by headline
Mueller ends Trump-Russia probe
Terror strikes peaceful New Zealand
How did they stumble at the summit?
Why was an emergency declared?
Confusing climate with weather?
Is western democracy in trouble?
How do cartoons use visual clichés?
Can a tweet really cost billions?
Is Trump excusing prince of murder?
A second look at Second Amendment?
Does a wave of hate threaten America?
Transforming a prank into a message
Did the UN laugh at or with Trump?
Cartoons show storms of controversy
Death doesn’t end McCain-Trump feud
Does the U.S. need a Space Force?
Are 3-D printed guns a big threat?
Did Trump misspeak about Russia?
Are U.S. newsrooms under attack?
Artist fired after cartoons rejected
©2019 Online Publications Inc. and NIEonline.com