2: Analyzing Political Cartoons
US Population Reaches 300 Million

All the cartoons for this lesson can be also be found here

Link to CBS Video Event on October 17, 2006 at 7:46 AM

Link  to Cartoon 1: Commute Times Getting Longer

Link to the Political Cartoon Worksheet

Link to Cartoon 2: Why Such a Big Cake?

Link to Cartoon 3: 300 Million Celebration

Link to Daryl Cagle's Political Cartoon web site

Introduction

Whole Class Activity: Show video to whole class: US Population Reaches 300 Million at CBS

Display Cartoon 1 to class. Review it with class, identifying different items and techniques and other items that appear on the worksheet.

Distribute or have Students download the Political Cartoon Worksheet. Students select either cartoon 2 or 3. Working in pairs, students complete the worksheet, identify Cartoon 2 or 3 and print out the completed worksheet.

If the worksheet is downloaded, then students can complete them in MS Word and print it out upon completion. Alternatively, students can complete the worksheet in writing.