Lesson details

Grade
5
Subject

Social Studies

English Language Arts

Topic

Reading - Literary Text

Reconstruction (5)

Subtopic

Meaning and Context-Determine meaning, develop logical interpretations

Recommended Technology: 

Computer 

Analyzing Political Cartoons

Duration: 
Multiple days
Lesson type: 
Project Based Lesson
Lesson overview: 

Students will learn different strategies that will help them to analyze the overall meaning of a political cartoon. The cartoons are focused on the Reconstruction Era. Once the students become "experts", they will design their own political cartoon that a peer will analyze. 

Essential Question: 

How do we analyze political cartoons? 

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