Teaching Social Studies through Political Cartoons
Our latest webinar shared how cartoons can be used to help students understand Social Studies topics.
The webinar reviewed the basic elements of political cartoons, explored the role of political cartoons throughout U.S. history and reviewed strategies and activities to help students learn to interpret cartoons.
Cartoonists use several tools to convey their point of view including symbolism, captioning and labels, irony and exaggeration and analogies.
The webinar also reviews the Social Studies High Impact Indicators and how students can broaden and deepen their critical thinking skills and knowledge of government and history through lessons using political cartoons.
Instructors are given specific examples of cartoons and related lessons as well as information about additional sources for the cartoons.
The full webinar can be viewed here and additional materials including a workbook and analysis worksheets for students are available on GED.com