Rwanda Genocide - Political Cartoon Analysis (Guide, Organizer, etc.) - This 9 page resource centers on the Rwanda Genocide through the analysis of a political cartoon. The resource contains an excellent student handout that explains how to analyze the major characteristics of a political cartoon (Symbolism, Text, Imagery, etc.) As well, the handout contains a web link to a Rwanda Genocide themed political cartoon that students will use in their analysis. The guide also contains examples of cartoons to show students the major characteristics found in political cartoons.
Next, the resource contains a one-page cartoon analysis organizer which students will use to analyze the political cartoon related to the Rwanda Genocide, for the major characteristics discussed in the student handout.
Finally, the resource contains a writing assignment in which students will use the information form their organizer to show their understanding of the perspective of the Rwanda Genocide political cartoon and their interpretation of its message. The writing assignment includes a marking rubric for ease of assessment.
The resource also includes a detailed teachers guide for ease of use as well as a complete teacher key for the organizer of the included Rwanda Genocide cartoon.
This is an excellent resource to use in order to have your students practice analyzing political cartoons related to the Rwanda Genocide. It is best used once students already have an understanding of the Rwanda Genocide and the basic history surrounding it.