Do you want to see some higher order thinking from your students during your Social Studies / History lessons???........... Well then they should definitely be analyzing political cartoons! Whether it's Benjamin Franklin's Join or Die cartoon or the Tarring and Feathering of stamp agents during the Stamp Act protests - you can use this Graphic Organizer to elevate your students' thinking while analyzing the cartoon.
I created this Graphic Organizer to help guide your students in analyzing a political cartoon. Not only does the Graphic Organizer serve as a guide, but it's also a place for them to record what they are thinking. It includes the following parts:
*Identifying the objects, people, title/caption, & important dates/numbers
*Symbolism and meanings
*Adjectives describing emotions
*Description of action in cartoon
*Message of the cartoon
*...and my favorite! Identifying people/groups who would agree/disagree with the cartoon's message and why.
This is also a great teaching tool that aligns with the Common Core State Standards for teaching Nonfiction - Historical Events.
If you have any questions about this product or how to incorporate it into your lessons, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would love to help!