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  1. Political Cartoons

  2. What should a Political Cartoon have? • It should be about a current topic • It should use symbolism • It should express an opinion or a commentary on that issue.

  3. Understood symbols

  4. Elephant = Republican partyand so does “GOP”

  5. Donkey = Democratic Party

  6. Uncle Sam = United States

  7. Holiday Related

  8. Popular Culture

  9. Well known images

  10. Is there a difference?

  11. Other

  12. Assignment In groups no larger than 3 come up with an idea for a political cartoon and make a rough draft. Make sure you have the following: 1. A current topic 2. Symbolism 3. A clearly expressed opinion or commentary Let others look at the rough draft to make sure it has the three requirements. Now make a finished copy of your cartoon and turn in both the rough and finished versions

  13. Topics • National debt or deficit spending • Raising minimum wage • Division within government • Same sex marriage laws