No Joke: The Value of Political Cartoons

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Overview:

Cartoons are highly effective ways to convey an opinion. In some cases, they become part of our lexicon. With an expanding electorate, often they were deployed to sway voters through emotional appeal. But one thing is certain—they were rarely something to joke about. Use this lesson to supplement your regular curriculum materials in a US History Survey Course.

Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Grade Level:
9, 10, 11, 12
Subjects:
American History Across the Eras, Civics and Government
Location:
United States, North America
Time Period:
American History Across the Eras