Judging political cartoons

In this critical challenge, students first identify the techniques used by political cartoonists and consider the criteria for effective cartoons. Students use the criteria to examine cartoons depicting a particular historical or contemporary theme. They then judge the best cartoon, providing a justification for their selection. This critical challenge includes sample cartoons depicting 1902-1903 views of business-labour relations and 1885 views of minority groups in Canada.

Subjects:
History, Social studies
Targeted grade range:
Middle (7-9), Senior (10-12)
Intended User:
Teacher
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