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Political Cartoons What are political cartoon? l Political cartoons are drawings that express views on important political or social issues. l The ability to interpret political cartoons will help you understand issues and people’s attitudes about them.
Political Cartoons What are political cartoon? (continued) l Political cartoons use images and words to convey a message about a particular event, person, or issue in the news. l Most political cartoons use symbols to represent those ideas.
Political Cartoons l For example, political cartoonists often use Uncle Sam to represent the United States. l They also use titles and captions to represent their point of view.
Political Cartoons How to do you interpret/analyze a political cartoon? 1. Read any titles, labels, or captions to identify the subject of the cartoon. - What information does the caption for this cartoon give you? - To what event does this cartoon refer?
Political Cartoons 2. Identify the people and the symbols in the cartoon. - What person is pictured in this cartoon - What does the symbol/caption represent?
Political Cartoons 3. What message is the cartoonist trying to Convey? - Is the message positive or negative? - Is the cartoonist trying to influence public opinion? - Is the cartoonist trying to make a point by creating this piece of art?