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Analyzing the Purpose and Meaning of Political Cartoons
|Grades||9 – 12|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Five to seven 45-minute sessions|
Grades 9 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  September 27
Students explore free speech issues, search the newspaper or Internet to create a list of current events, and draw original political cartoons.
Grades 7 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  December 16
Students create a political cartoon for the Boston Tea Party and use the interactive Comic Creator to publish them.
Grades 9 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  February 21
Using lines from Bombeck's newspaper column, students identify allusive or satirical humor. Older students can rewrite the passages for a different audience.