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Editorial Cartoon Analysis

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Editorial Cartoon Analysis

 

Directions:   Attach an editorial cartoon on a current news event and answer the following questions.  If you are unable to find a cartoon in a newspaper or magazine that you clearly understand, find one at http://www.cagle.com or http://www.time.com/time/cartoons/20060910/ .  (You can print a copy of the cartoon if you right click on it and select “print.”) 

 

1.  What is the event or issue that inspired the cartoon?

 

 

2. Are there any real people in the cartoon?

    Who is portrayed in the cartoon?

 

3. Are there symbols in the cartoon?

    What are they and what do they represent?

 

 

4. What is the cartoonist's opinion about the topic portrayed in the cartoon?

 

 

 

 

5.  Do you agree or disagree with the cartoonist's opinion?

     Why?

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"He who learns but does not think is lost! 
He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger!" 
Confucius 551-479 B.C. (Chinese philosopher)

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"YOU make choices, but  CHOICES make you." (DOS)
 
“Men are not prisoners of fate, but prisoners of their own minds.” (FDR)

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DID YOU KNOW THAT NO PIECE OF PAPER CAN BE FOLDED IN HALF MORE THAN SEVEN TIMES?  TRY IT.  THEN GET BACK TO WORK.

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