Join, or Die
was created by Benjamin Franklin and first appeared in the Pennsylvania Gazette on May 9, 1754. The purpose of the wood cut was to generate support for Franklin's Albany Plan of Union, a plan that would have created closer economic and defensive ties among the American colonies during the French and Indian War.
The download includes the following:
1. A PowerPoint
- complete with discussion notes for each slide - that teachers can use to lead students through the cartoon.
2. An introductory paragraph
that describes the circumstances behind the cartoon.
3. A full-size picture
of the cartoon, allowing students to label as instructed.
4. A graphic organizer
that assists students in identifying different parts of the cartoon, analyzing symbols, and determining the meaning of the cartoon.
5. A series of questions
based on the political cartoon.
6. An answer key
This resource can also be purchased as part of a bundle I have posted on TpT: Political Cartoons in American History
. In addition to this cartoon, the bundle includes:
● The Repeal, or the Funeral of Miss-Ame Stamp
. You can also download this one for FREE.
● Cinques-Tetes, or the Paris Monster
● Congressional Pugilists
● Ograbme, or the American Snapping Turtle
● Intercourse or Impartial Dealings
● The Plumb-Pudding in Danger
● The Monroe Doctrine
● In Memoriam – our civil service as it was
● The Downfall of Mother Bank
● King Andrew I
● Welcome to All
● Uncle Sam's Lodging House
● The Age of Iron – Man as He Expects to Be
● Southern Chivalry__ Argument versus Clubs
● Mistress Columbia
● The Copperhead Party
● Move On
● The Bosses of the Senate
● Who Stole the People’s Money?
I continue to add cartoons related to United States History. These are all valuable resources to my own curriculum.
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