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Editorial Cartoons

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  • 1. Political Cartoons
  • 2. Political Cartoons • What is a political cartoon? – Normally a caricature of a well known person, place, or idea that is distorted or exaggerated to convey humor and/or a message.
  • 3. Good Political Cartoons • The Requirements for a Good Political Cartoon are: – Wit and humor by exaggeration • The cartoon sends a message about the topic – The cartoon must have a foundation in truth • Characters should be recognizable to the viewer – The cartoon should provide opportunities to inform the viewer about an issue and allow for critical thinking
  • 4. Political Cartoon
  • 5. Tools of the Cartoonist • Symbolism – Using simple objects to stand for larger concepts or ideas. • Exaggeration – To overdo, or exaggerate, the physical characteristics of people or things in order to make a point. • Labeling – Labeling objects or people to make it clear exactly what they stand for. • Analogy – Comparing two unlike things that share some characteristics. • Irony – It is the difference between the ways things are and the way things should be, or the way things are expected to be.
  • 6. Political Cartoons Labeling
  • 7. Political Cartoons Exaggeration Symbolism
  • 8. Political Cartoons
  • 9. Political Cartoons
  • 10. Create Your Own Chapter 4 Cartoon • Choose From One of the Topics Below: – Declaration of Independence – European Influences on American Government – French and Indian War – Revolutionary War – Articles of Confederation