It's No Laughing Matter: Analyzing Political Cartoons
This is an interesting learning activity from the Library of Congress on the subject of political cartoons. This would be appropriate for Social Studies, Humanities, Government , Journalism or History classes. Student are taught how to analyze and decode cartoons and about persuasive techniques often employed by political cartoonists to promote their individual message such as symbolism,...Show More
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Kimberly Phillips-Hoyle (Student)
The explainations about what techniques are used in political cartoons was well written and easy to understand.
However, on the "Test Yourself" section all 4 correct answers were analogy.
Drew Walldroff (Student)
Great idea with great material and resources. Enjoyed looking through and it most certainly sparked ideas for the future.
The interactive quiz was a great idea. However I thought it would be a little bit more interactive.
Donna Liljegren (Administrator)
This is a great tool for helping students to think critically about the cartoons they are viewing on the editorial pages. The explanations of the techniques are detailed and help students to understand how the technique is being employed.
The site is not quite as intuitive as it could be.
Pamela Gibson (Faculty)
What a wonderful method for demonstrating the depth of political cartoons and providing interactive learning. I've used political cartoons in class before but now have a tool to prove their greater complexity beyond making us smile.
I did have a few 'trial and error' attempts before I understood how the quiz worked, but not enough to discourage or frustrate me.
Elizabeth Kuipers (Faculty)