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Political cartoons

  1. 1. Political Cartoons A class wiki project for Mrs. Ross’ 8 th grade Social Studies Class Bitter Stimulus Pill By Daniel Kurtzman , About.com Guide
  2. 2. Why Political Cartoons? <ul><li>Included in middle school MEAP prep materials </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance analytical thinking skills </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporates current events </li></ul>Copyright © 2009 Universal Press Syndicate
  3. 3. Why a wiki? <ul><li>Easy to use for class experience level </li></ul><ul><li>Commonality between other applications that students already know </li></ul><ul><li>Access from home or school </li></ul><ul><li>Control who can view and edit wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Dynamic and can be added to throughout the school year </li></ul>
  4. 4. Preparation for Lesson 1 <ul><li>Create class wiki </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Invite students to join wiki </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Set-up access rights </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add sample pages for modeling lesson </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Develop MS Word document </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Concepts of cartoon analysis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Exaggeration, symbolism, irony, etc </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Preparation for Lesson 1 (con’t) <ul><li>Evaluation of student computer skill level </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Independent work or place students with partners </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Examples of political cartoons </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Find appropriate web-sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Copy and paste cartoon examples </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Lesson 1-Modeling <ul><li>Equipment Required: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student computers with access to internet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher computer & ability to display screen </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Resources Needed: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Class wiki </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MS Word document for cartoon analysis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Examples of cartoons </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Lesson 1- Modeling (con’t) <ul><li>Teacher to model for students: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How to join the class wiki </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How to create and edit their own page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How to locate appropriate political cartoon </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Google search criteria </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Copy and paste into wiki page </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How to access MS Word analysis document </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Save as new name </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Copy and paste into wiki page </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Lesson 1 – Self Discovery <ul><li>Let students access email and accept wiki invite </li></ul><ul><li>Have student attempt to locate: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MS Word document </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Political cartoons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Class wiki </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Circulate throughout the room to answer any questions </li></ul>
  9. 9. Lesson 2 – Applying Knowledge <ul><li>Equipment Required: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student computers with access to internet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher computer & ability to display screen- if need to demo to whole class </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Resources Needed: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Class wiki </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MS Word document for cartoon analysis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Examples of cartoons </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Lesson 2 – Applying Knowledge (con’t) <ul><li>Students should: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Join the class wiki </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create and edit their own wiki page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Locate appropriate political cartoon </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Use Google search criteria </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Copy and paste into wiki page </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Access MS Word analysis document </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Complete and save as new name </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Copy and paste into wiki page </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Follow-up <ul><li>Grade students based on rubric criteria </li></ul><ul><li>Share student cartoons with class after they have been completed </li></ul><ul><li>Share class wiki site with parents </li></ul><ul><li>Continue to add new political cartoons for current events throughout school year </li></ul>
  12. 12. Political Cartoons Class Wiki Presented by: Martha Ross February 2011 Copyright © 2009 Universal Press Syndicate

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