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Who is Rip Van Winkle?. Author – Washington Irving. Rip Van Winkle Video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5g13M1hNmbY :48-3:11. OBJECTIVE.

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Author washington irving
Author – Washington Irving

Rip van winkle video
Rip Van Winkle Video

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5g13M1hNmbY

  • :48-3:11


You will determine why North Carolina was called the “Rip Van Winkle State” in the early 1800’s and create a political cartoon that will influence NC citizens to take action.

Areas in which NC needed improvement


NC was:

  • Internal improvements

  • Agriculture

  • Manufacturing/industry

  • Education

  • Government

  • Rural

  • Conservative

  • Poor

  • Effects

  • NC was nicknamed the Rip Van Winkle State

  • Many NC citizens emigrated

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Rip van winkle state political cartoon
Rip Van Winkle State “Political Cartoon”

  • A POLITICAL CARTOON is an illustration that uses symbols to address an issue and influence people’s opinion. (You should not have to provide an explanation of your visual; it should speak for itself.)

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Rip Van Winkle State “Political Cartoon”

Using the concept of the story of Rip Van Winkle, your notes and pages 282-292 in your North Carolina text, draw a political cartoon that may have been published in a NC journal in the early 1800’s that represents why North Carolina was called the Rip Van Winkle State. Remember, North Carolina was “behind the times”, “not progressing like the rest of the nation”, “dormant”, “rural, conservative, and poor”, “unwilling to make changes”, . . .

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Rip Van Winkle State “Political Cartoon”