Political Cartoons! This is an excellent, professional-looking universal handout and activity sheet for analyzing political cartoons. It can be used for any political cartoon, on any topic. The activity handout includes a short article discussing the history and development of political cartoons, referencing the work of Thomas Nast and introducing the student to the idea of cartoonist's bias and political agendas found in the cartoons. The analysis sheet encourages students to break down the historical and symbolic elements of cartoons, teaching them to identify the cartoonist's point of view and/or political perspectives.
The package also includes a packet of 12 public-domain cartoons to get you and your students started!