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

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