|Project Title: The Joke's On ....
Objectives: To Create and Interpret Political Cartoons
Project Begin & End Dates: September 2003-April 2004
Essential Question: How do political cartoons represent point of view?
Project Summary: Students will create a political cartoon based on what they are studying or a current event. The cartoons can be drawn and scanned or created with a computer drawing program and e-mailed to the project coordinator. One of the cartoons will include three student created constructed response questions. NARA's Document Analysis Worksheet is an excellent model for questions. Here is a modified version of their worksheet in PDF format. Another helpful resource is the Editorial Cartoon Analysis on the Professional Cartoonists web site.
Karen Kliegman, Editor, Library Media Specialist, Searingtown School, Herricks School District, Albertson, New York, created a Web Quest to be used in conjunction with this project. I recommend that you use her resource as a starting point.
The cartoon and three questions will be on a web page where visitors can answer the questions. Participants will receive the answers via e-mail. They will then be able to accept, revise, or submit the responses which will be automatically posted on on the web page. Please click here for an example of a cartoon and constructed response questions. The remaining cartoons (10 maximum per class) will be showcased on the Cartoon Gallery page.
1. Basic operations and concepts
2. Social, ethical, and human issues
3. Technology productivity tools
4. Technology communications tools
Project Level: Basic
Curriculum Fit: Social Studies, English, Foreign Language
Technologies Used: Scanner, E-mail, Graphic Program
Project E-Mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration Acceptance Dates: August 2003- March 2004
Number of Classrooms: Unlimited
Age Range: 10-18 years
Target Audience: Middle and High School Students
Project Contact Information: Susan Silverman
How To Register:
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