cold war political cartoons
Subject/Sub-Subject: Social Studies/World History
Title: cold war political cartoons
Gain understanding of the role of political cartoons in expressing both satire and the fears of the public during a particular period in history.Investigative Question
With reference to their origin and purpose, assess the values and limitations of the cartoons in furthering your understanding of the contributing causes to the origins of the Cold War.
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Analysis of Student Learning
1. Students were able to evaluate whether or not the author's intent was easily understood by indicating placement of figures, size, relationship of figures and symbols to each other, pen strokes and shadowing techniques, dialogue or captions, and publication dates.
Analysis of Best Instructional Practices (learn more)
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Reflections and Recommendations
In retrospect, I selected too many cartoons. The students felt rushed to complete the assignment and that was reflected in the quality of their responses both written and verbal. Next time I shall use only 2-3 political cartoons.
Authors and Contributors
- Natalie Root
- Washington-Lee High School, Arlington County Public Schools, Virginia
Library of Congress Items
Library of Congress items used in this Lesson Plan.
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|Block, H. 1949. "It's the same thing without mechanical problems". Library of Congress: Exhibitions, Herblock's History: Political Cartoons from the Crash to the Millennium.|