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Cartoons for the Classroom

Cartoons for the Classroom is an excellent resource for high school educators who are looking for ways to use the visual rhetoric of political cartoons to highlight issues in current American politics, civics, and cultural life. Lessons are published every week or two. Each tackles a particular issue, featuring two cartoons on the topic and a list of Talking Points. These usually include provocative questions to spur classroom discussion. For example, in the How did Flint's water get poisoned? cartoon, one of the talking points asks, "Switching water supplies to save money resulted in lead contaminating the water in Flint, Michigan. What do these cartoons blame for the disaster?" With over 300 lessons to choose from on topics ranging from political candidates to the stock market to the debate over drone strikes, this site presents political ideas in visually stimulating and intellectually compelling formats.
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