1. Review instructions with students and assign pairs. Draw attention to the final Reflection Questions.
2. Students should be assigned a factor to begin with, and should brainstorm with their partner how to create a cartoon that explains the text. Their cartoon MUST explain the factors, not simply show some ideas from the factor.
3. They should create a rough draft, and check it with the teacher.
4. They should create a final draft, in pen, with their names and title of cartoon clearly written.
5. They can do additional factors for extra credit, or other classroom work.
6. Teacher collects all cartoons, and chooses how to display them: make a photocopied book, put up in the classroom, presentations, etc.
7. In the next class, students see cartoons showing each factor, hopefully gaining a better understanding of the fall of the Western Roman Empire as factors are drawn, in writing and described aloud.
8. Students answer reflective questions in paragraph form.