The file contains a PowerPoint Presentation and a handout in the .docx and .pdf format.
The Powerpoint contains information on analyzing and dissecting the components of a political cartoon (symbols, labels, exaggeration, and irony). There are a wide variety of political cartoons within the slide that you can utilize to model how to identify and analyze those components. At the end of the PowerPoint, there are examples that you may use for more modeling or whole group practice.
The handout contains four sample political cartoons. Students must identify the four components in each cartoon.
I hope you enjoy this product! This was perhaps one of the more memorable lessons in my class with optimal student engagement.