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Cartoons for the Classroom
Cartoons for the Classroom is a joint effort between the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists and NIEonline to provide lesson plans based on political cartoons. Every other week a new set of pdf files is posted for teachers to download and print out for their classes. One page is a lesson on a specific topic, the other is a blank cartoon on that topic that students can use to test out their own captions before reading the lesson and answering the questions.
A popular feature of Cartoons for the Classroom is the Cartoon Analysis Worksheet -- used by students to dissect and analyze political cartoons from their own newspaper. The worksheet is a two-page pdf file that guides students through the process of analyzing any political cartoon.
An archive of more than 100 lessons back to Sept. 1, 2003 are also made available, giving your teachers access to a deep resource right from the start. New lessons are posted every other week. And the next two installments are previewed on the site.
To include Cartoons for the Classroom in your NIE program under your own branding contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 248 879 2133 for more information.
Rates are scaled based on circulation.
Sample the feature through these NIE programs
Click on any newspaper below to go to Cartoons for the Classroom
Palm Beach Post
Denver Post / Rocky Mountain News
Detroit News / Free Press
Fort Worth Star Telegram
San Angelo Standard-Times