Participation in U.S. Government

Monday, February 15, 2010

Analyzing Political Cartoons

A political cartoon attempts to make a humorous statement about serious issues and or events occurring throughout the world.

When analyzing a political cartoon there are things you should look at to get a better idea of what is going on:
1. Activities
2. Symbols
3. People (Nationalities, groups)
4. Expressions (Body Language)
5. Words

Choose one of the political cartoons above and try listing some or all of these 5 aspects. After that address what issues or events the cartoonist is commenting on by explaining how the issue/event is being addressed by the cartoonist.