Editorial Cartoons

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Editorial Cartoons

  1. 1. Political Cartoons
  2. 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. 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. 4. Political Cartoon
  5. 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. 6. Political Cartoons Labeling
  7. 7. Political Cartoons Exaggeration Symbolism
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  9. 9. Political Cartoons
  10. 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

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