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Analyzing a WWII Political Cartoon

Recommended for Ninth Grade to Twelfth Grade

In this activity, you will work with political cartoons. First, you will find out how to "read a political cartoon." Next, you will go to a political cartoon website to find a cartoon to reserach, analyze and write about. Finding an Alabama connection to the events or ideas in your cartoon will be your last task.

PROCEDURE

STEP 1
STEP 2
Do the activities in "Exposing Persuasive Techniques" (must have Flash installed).
 
 
STEP 4
Go to a political cartoon website and choose a political cartoon to print out. You may need to use your textbook or online resources to gather information about the subject. You also might  want to print out the Cartoon Analysis Guide.

Political Cartoon Sites:
Spangler Cartoons
TeacherOz Cartoons

STEP 5
Write a paper about your political cartoon. Be sure to use one or more of these words: symbolism, exaggeration, labeling, analogy, and irony.

STEP 6
Go to WWII: Alabama Remembers and look for an Alabama connection to the event or idea presented in your political cartoon. If you are able to find an Alabama connection, please give the person's name and a brief synopsis of his/her involvement in your paper.
BONUS: Who is Frank Spangler, Sr.?
 
Alabama Course of Study - SOCIAL STUDIES

Grade 9
14.) Describe causes and consequences of World War II
15.) Describe post-World War II realignment and reconstruction in Europe, Asia, and Latin America, including the end of colonial empires
 
Grade 11
 7.) Explain the entry by the United States into World War II and major military campaigns in the European and Pacific Theaters
 
Alabama Course of Study - ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS
 
Grade 9
2.) Compare the use of language and literary elements and devices, including rhythm, rhyme scheme, tone, and plot, in various selections, cultures, and genres
15.) Identify persuasive strategies in oral and visual presentations
 
Grade 10
2.) Identify and interpret literary elements and devices, including analogy, personification, and implied purpose
17.) Critique oral and visual presentations for fallacies in logic
 
Grade 11 
4.) Analyze twentieth and twenty-first century American literary selections for plot structure, cultural significance, and use of propaganda
14.) Identify propaganda in nonprint media
 
Grade 12
1.) Compare organizational structure, figurative language, and literary devices, including use of paradox, among predominantly British short stories, drama, poetry, essays, and other nonfiction literature
 
Alabama Course of Study - TECHNOLOGY
Grades 9-12
16.) Evaluate the accuracy, appropriateness, and bias of electronic information
17.) Cite electronic sources properly
23.) Apply appropriate techniques for producing word processing documents
34.) Use appropriate on-line resources for research

 

  

IQ Leaning Network

Video Library

Education Sponsors

IQ Learning Network
  • Alpha Foundation
  • Daniel Foundation of Alabama
  • Hugh Kaul Foundation
  • Monte L. Moorer Foundation
  • Sybil H. Smith Charitable Trust
Web-Interactive Field Trips
  • Alabama Humanities Foundation
    A state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Robert Meyer Foundation
  • The Stephens Foundation
  • Wells Fargo Foundation
e-Learning for Educators/ APT Learn Online
  • Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham
  • U.S. Department of Education
STEM Education Initiative
  • Ann & Alfred F. Delchamps, Jr. Charitable Fund
  • BBVA Compass Bank
  • Beverly and Gary Cooper Charitable Fund
  • Community Foundation of South Alabama
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting
General Educational Support
  • Alabama Department of Human Resources
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Books-A-Million
  • Honda Manufacturing of Alabama
  • Publix
  • Wells Fargo
PBS Kids Programs
  • Alabama Power
  • Books-A-Million
  • Children's of Alabama
  • Publix
  • US Space & Rocket Center
American Graduate
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Southern Education Desk
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting