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Analyzing the Stylistic Choices of Political Cartoonists

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Analyzing the Stylistic Choices of Political Cartoonists

Grades 9 – 12
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Five 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Traci Gardner

Traci Gardner

Blacksburg, Virginia

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

 

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Professional Library

 

CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  November 5

November 6 is Election Day.

Election Day is held on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  September 27

Thomas Nast was born on this day in 1840.

Students explore free speech issues, search the newspaper or Internet to create a list of current events, and draw original political cartoons.

 

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PROFESSIONAL LIBRARY

Grades   3 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Position Statement

Resolution on Promoting Media Literacy

This resolution discusses that understanding the new media and using them constructively and creatively actually requires developing a new form of literacy and new critical abilities "in reading, listening, viewing, and thinking."

 

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