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POLITICAL CARTOONS. a picture is worth . . . a thousand words. A FORM OF ART. OFTEN DISPLAYED IN THE TAVERNS THAT DOTTED THE COUNTRYSIDE OR LINED THE STREETS OF MANY COLONIAL CITIES, POLITICAL CARTOONS OF THE REVOLUTIONARY PERIOD ARE VERY MUCH A PART OF AMERICA’S ARTISTIC HERITAGE.

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POLITICAL

CARTOONS

a picture is

worth . . . a thousand words


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A FORM OF ART

OFTEN DISPLAYED IN THE TAVERNS THAT DOTTED

THE COUNTRYSIDE OR LINED THE STREETS OF MANY

COLONIAL CITIES, POLITICAL CARTOONS OF THE

REVOLUTIONARY PERIOD ARE VERY MUCH A PART OF

AMERICA’S ARTISTIC HERITAGE.

…USED TO EXPRESS THE EMOTIONS AND IDEAS OF

THE COLONISTS DURING THAT TIME AND PROMOTE THE

THE CALL FOR INDEPENDENCE AND CHANGE…


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WHAT TO LOOK FOR

  • What issue/problem is the cartoon addressing?


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WHAT TO LOOK FOR

  • What symbols have been used to stand for another idea, person or thing?


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WHAT TO LOOK FOR

  • Which features in the cartoon are exaggerated or distorted? (change in size or shape to help make a point)


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WHAT TO LOOK FOR

  • Are stereotypes used to make you think a certain way, even though it might not be true?


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WHAT TO LOOK FOR

  • Is caricature (exaggerated or distorted features) used in the cartoon?


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WHAT TO LOOK FOR

  • Is there humor or irony (funny or ridiculous viewpoints) present in the cartoon?


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REMEMBER

  • SYMBOLS

  • EXAGGERATION

  • DISTORTION

  • STEREOTYPES

  • CARICATURE

  • HUMOR

  • IRONY

TO LOOK FOR


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HOW GOOD

ARE YOU?

  • HOW MANY ELEMENTS CAN YOU FIND AND EXPLAIN THE IMPORTANCE OF, IN THE FOLLOWING CARTOON?

  • JIGSAW WOULD BE AN EXCELLENT ACTIVITY TO USE IF YOU WANT STUDENTS TO FOCUS ON A

  • PARTICULAR ELEMENT OF A CARTOON


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