Political Cartoon Analysis Activity: Civil War Anaconda Plan

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Grade Levels
8th - 12th
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8 pages
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I loved this great little resource. It added some variety to our studies, was helpful, and easy to understand.


This Civil War political cartoon analysis activity examines a cartoon depicting General Winfield Scott’s Anaconda Plan to defeat the Confederacy. I use these primary source analysis activities to help prepare my students for the state End of Course (EOC) Exam— a.k.a. the “Political Cartoon Test.” :)

These analysis sheets include Level 1, 2, and 3 questions.

I have updated this product to include different versions of the analysis sheet. I know I like having different options!

One-Page Version: This is a one-page version of the analysis sheet. Perfect for interactive notebooks!

Class Set Version: Have a strict copying limit policy at your school? No worries! This version has the cartoon and all the questions from the long version on the same page. Perfect for making a class set that you can use with all your classes!

Extended Version: Two-page version with additional questions.

Answer Keys: Answer keys with suggested answers.

Bonus! Teacher Background Sheet: A background sheet with information about the political cartoon and the Anaconda Plan.

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Total Pages
8 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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