Cold War Poltical Cartoons

Essential Questions: How do political cartoons provide a window through which to view historical events? How can bias be detected in political cartoons? How can analyzing political cartoons teach us about our country as it is today?

 Your Task: Using prior knowledge, along with new learning and research, you will analyze a political cartoon from the Cold War era. You will turn this analysis into a thoughtful, five paragraph essay discussing what this cartoon can teach us about American history.

Political Cartoons of The Cold War instruction sheetPolitical Cartoon Analysis ChecklistAnnotationPracticePolitical Cartoons of the Cold War Rubric 

Choose a Cartoon

Atomic Bomb/Race

http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/swann/herblock/ticktock.html

The Red Scare

http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/swann/herblock/fire.html

Various Cold War Topics

http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/swann/valtman/presentation.html

http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/cgi/bald?action=query&term_a=cold+war&index_a=kw&grid=3&numrecs=12&format=_contact

Do the Crime – Do the Time!

The Greek gods and goddesses have been up to no good, and now they must face their crimes in court.

do the crime instructions  –  Mythology_Crime_and_Punishment_rubric  –  The prosecuting or defense attorney does the following

Here is an example of a past case: Cases being presented in the library

Helpful resources

The Code of Virginia – use this site to determine the crime and punishment for each case.

Encyclopedia Mythica – scroll through the list of gods on the left side of the screen

Greek Mythology Today

Mythweb

Theoi Greek Mythology

Law Resources

case law

Google Scholar

Leagle

 

 

 

 

Political Cartoons of the Great Depression

Essential Questions: How do political cartoons provide a window through which to view historical events? How can bias be detected in political cartoons? How can analyzing political cartoons teach us about our country as it is today?

 Your Task: Using prior knowledge, along with new learning and research, you will analyze a political cartoon from the Great Depression era. You will turn this analysis into a thoughtful, five paragraph essay discussing what this cartoon can teach us about American history.

Political Cartoons of The Great Depression instruction sheet . Political Cartoons of the Great Depression Rubric .Political Cartoon Analysis Checklist . AnnotationPractice

Choose a political cartoon

1920’s

http://americainclass.org/sources/becomingmodern/prosperity/text1/politicalcartoons.pdf

 http://americainclass.org/sources/becomingmodern/divisions/text7/pcnativeforeign.pdf

 http://americainclass.org/sources/becomingmodern/theage/text3/chicagotribunepoliticalcartoons.pdf

1930’s

 http://www.nisk.k12.ny.us/fdr/FDRcartoons.html

Research Resources

1920’s

http://www.1920-30.com/

http://kclibrary.lonestar.edu/decade20.html

http://econ.economicshelp.org/2007/05/economics-of-1920s.html 

1930’s

http://kclibrary.lonestar.edu/decade30.html

http://www.huppi.com/kangaroo/THE_GREAT_DEPRESSION.htm

http://newdeal.feri.org/

http://www.history.com/topics/great-depression

http://www.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/facts.html