“Mistress Columbia, who has been taking a nap, suddenly wakes up and calls her noisy scholars to order” first appeared in Harper’s Weekly magazine on January 7, 1860. The cartoon reflects the increasing tensions between the North and the South over the issue of slavery.
The download includes the following:
1. An introductory paragraph that describes the historical context of the cartoon.
2. A full-size picture of the cartoon, allowing students to label as instructed.
3. Questions based on the political cartoon.
4. A PowerPoint that teachers can use to lead students through the cartoon (complete with discussion notes).
5. An answer key is included.
You can also purchase a related cartoon, Southern Chivalry__ Argument versus Clubs
. Or you can purchase them as a bundle: The Road to Civil War Series
I also offer guides to several other political cartoons on Teachers Pay Teachers, including:
● The Repeal, or the Funeral of Miss-Ame Stamp
. You can download this one for FREE.
● Join, or Die
● Cinques-Tetes, or the Paris Monster
● Ograbme, or the American Snapping Turtle
● Intercourse or Impartial Dealings
● The Plumb-Pudding in Danger
● The Monroe Doctrine
● Andrew Jackson Series
● 19th Century Immigration Series
I continue to add cartoons related to United States History, so the list continues to grow. These are all valuable resources to my own United States History curriculum.
Finally, please feel free to browse the store for other products related to US History, World History, and Government.
Should you have any questions, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact me via the Q&A section on TpT.