Students will learn the steps necessary to analyze a political cartoon. They will see examples and then practice analyzing these primary sources from historical events including the French and Indian War, Civil War, WWII, immigration, and politics then and now. This is a fun activity to tackle a difficult skill. It could also be used as a review because it covers a wide range of decades and topics. Analyzing political cartoons targets higher order critical thinking. This product can cover a wide variety of age groups depending on the amount of scaffolding a teacher does and the knowledge base of the students. Finish by having your students create their own political cartoon.