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Political Cartoon Assignment. Due date, Thursday, October 18, 2012. The Assignment. Research a cause of the American Revolution by locating and reading a source. Create a bibliography using www.bibme.org of the source you utilized.

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Political cartoon assignment

Political Cartoon Assignment

Due date, Thursday, October 18, 2012


The assignment
The Assignment

  • Research a cause of the American Revolution by locating and reading a source.

  • Create a bibliography using www.bibme.org of the source you utilized.

  • Create a full page political cartoon that combines creativity, color, and historically accurate facts about one of the causes of the American Revolution. (Reminder: Please do not utilize the Boston Tea Party as your cause.) This cartoon must not be copied from a political cartoon you found in a book or online—it must be an original work composed by you.


Points to consider
Points to Consider:

  • Did you design your cartoon in a way to make the viewer think? 

  • What is your cartoon’s message?

  • Which cause of the Revolutionary War will you choose to depict? (No Boston Tea Party Designs Will Be Accepted)

  • The goal is to combine what you know about the events leading to the American Revolution with your creativity.

  • You must incorporate historically accurate information into your cartoon.

  • Add color to bring your political cartoon alive.


The assignment continued
The Assignment continued

  • On the same page as your bibliography, type your answers to the questions found on the next slide. Your complete and detailed answers should be at least ½ - ¾ page . The font must be size 12 Times New Roman and should be spaced at 1.5. Please do not use bold or italics unless it is for one or two words. 


Questions
Questions

  • Are there any images of famous places or famous people?

  • What objects/people are present?

  • Are any of the images being used as a symbol to stand for a larger concept or idea? If so, what is the meaning of the symbol?

  • Are any objects labeled in the cartoon? If so, what is the importance of the label? Are there any other words within the cartoon?

  • What is happening in the cartoon?

  • What message is the author trying to convey in this cartoon?

  • What evidence in the cartoon supports your opinion/message?

  • Whose perspective is presented within the cartoon? Who might agree or disagree with the message presented within the cartoon?


2 nd period only
2nd period only

  • Examine how the style of cartooning has changed over time. Locate a political cartoon from the 1700s, 1800s, and today (in the last year).

  • Create a bibliography for these sources.

  • Create a mini-poster with pictures of these political cartoons. Afterwards, write and paste a paragraph on the mini-poster answering the following questions: What might account for the changes? What continuity exists? What might account for the continuity?  


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