Political Cartoons Tfu Worksheets Students Template

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Political Cartoons Tfu Worksheets Students Template

  1. 1. VICTORIA SCHOOL HISTORY SECONDARY 2 TFU PROJECT: POLITICAL CARTOONS PART I Names: _______________( ) _____________( ) Class:______ Date:_____________ _______________( ) _____________( ) 1. Label the different elements of a political cartoon in the box below. 2. Refer to the cartoon above and answer the following questions using the PICTURE framework: People in the cartoon should be named: – Who is the main character? What is his name and position? – Who are the other characters? Items in the cartoon should be identified: – What is the main object in the cartoon? Captions must be explained: – Look at the words used by the main character, what do you think is the tone of what he is saying? – Do you think he means what he says? VICTORIA SCHOOL SEC 2 HISTORY TFU UNIT 2009 – POLITICAL CARTOONS
  2. 2. Things in the foreground and background are important: – What do you see in the foreground and background? Underlying attitude of the author should be made clear: – What is the attitude of the author to the main character? Favourable or unfavourable? – Why do you think the author feels this way about the main character? Remember what you have learnt about this topic: – What was the issue that prompted the cartoon? – What do you think are the author’s thoughts about the issue? Exactly what the characters are doing is important in understanding the cartoon: – What is the posture, body language and facial expression of the characters? – What does it tell you about the characters? – What does it reveal about the author’s thoughts about the issue? 3. Summarise your findings into the CMI framework: Context: – Use your knowledge of the background information to find out the circumstances and situation that led to the production of this political cartoon. – Describe the relevant parts of the cartoon that highlight the context. Message: – What is the political cartoon or cartoonist trying to tell you? – Describe the relevant parts of the cartoon that support the message. VICTORIA SCHOOL SEC 2 HISTORY TFU UNIT 2009 – POLITICAL CARTOONS
  3. 3. Impact: – Who is the political cartoon trying to influence? What is the cartoon trying to achieve? – Who is the audience that the political cartoon trying to influence? – What does the cartoon want people to do, to think and to feel after they read the cartoon? – Does the cartoon want people to take some form of action after they read it? – Describe the relevant parts of the cartoon that suggests the possible impact. 4. Do you think that this a good political cartoon? Why? VICTORIA SCHOOL SEC 2 HISTORY TFU UNIT 2009 – POLITICAL CARTOONS

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