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    • Political Cartoons and Editorials November 17, 2008
    • What is this cartoon about? How do you know?
    • What’s the point of using a cartoon? • Isn’t it easier to just write what you mean? – Can make complex ideas simpler – Can “get the point” quicker – Inform the electorate – Symbolism
    • How have political cartoons impacted life? • Thomas Nast --> “father of the editorial cartoon” (late 1800’s-early 1900’s) • Benjamin Franklin’s “Join or Die” (1745)
    • World War I Cartoons
    • World War II Cartoons
    • The Power of Cartoons Today
    • Common Symbolism • Uncle Sam = United States • Canada = Beaver • Russia = Bear • China = Dragon • Capitalist = “top hat” • Can you think of any more?
    • Let’s Practice…
    • What is an editorial? • “An article in a publication giving the opinion of its editors on a given topic or current event.”
    • Good editorials… • Are opinion based • Are backed up with evidence • Try to persuade the reader • Try to understand the opposing viewpoint • Are usually about a social problem • Are emotional-- without being over the top.
    • Bad Editorials • A Scientist’s Folly • The Seating Chart Shuffle
    • RADIO!
    • Homework • You will create, illustrate, and explain your own political cartoon --OR-- • Write an editorial on the topic of your choosing