Engage your students in analyzing the persistent issue of campaign finance by having them create a political cartoon that takes a stance on the complex topic. Utilizing thorough scaffolding, students are given the opportunity to construct a well thought out political cartoon while also gaining an understanding of how political cartoons are made. This activity could be used as a great culminating activity or alternative assessment when studying the issue of campaign finance or the role of special interests when studying American elections.
Product includes an introduction to political cartoons for students, a rubric, and brainstorming guide with accompanying questions for students.
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