This strategy is called OPTIC and is highly engaging.
I added an extra writing step -- constructed response -- so that it will align with Common Core and assist students and teachers in the transition to Common Core instruction.
Social Studies and Language Arts teachers can use this strategy to guide students through thinking critically about a political cartoon, painting, and/or an image. Plus you can use this strategy as a DBQ.
This package includes instructions, graphic organizer, PowerPoint and suggestions on how to utilize this strategy in your classroom.
This strategy is used in AP Language Arts and if your are looking to increase rigor, this is a great strategy to use in middle school through high school