Thursday, March 5, 2009

Current Events- Political Cartoons

As a small group (no more than 3 people), you must choose one of the following cartoons to analyze. You must the internet to do further research on your topic. (Tip: Use the news option in your google search). Answer the following questions.

1. List the objects or people you see in the cartoon.
2. Identify the captions and/or title.
3. Which of the objects listed are symbols? What do they represent?
4. List adjectives that describe the emotions portrayed in the cartoon.
5. Describe the action taking place in the cartoon.
6. Explain the message of the cartoon. (Here is where you will need to research the news and give some background information about the topic)
7. What groups of people would agree/disagree with the cartoon's message? Why?

2 comments:

Isabella Cambria Brandon said...

1. There's a cat an old lady, and a fireman

2. The fireman is Obama and he's promising important things to people, but he wants to start with the rescue.

3. I think the cat symbolizes lower class, the old lady symbolizes elders depending on Obama, The fireman is talking to the old lady.

4. Emotions are trust, the cat looks scared or stressed, Obama's represented as a hero.

5. War with other countries may prevent danger, Obama's promising more things than he can handle

6. Obama's promising more than he can handle and wants to handle each step carefully.

7. Democrat, they trusted Obama and know what he's capable of doing even though it's alot.

Isabella Cambria Brandon said...

1. There's a cat an old lady, and a fireman

2. The fireman is Obama and he's promising important things to people, but he wants to start with the rescue.

3. I think the cat symbolizes lower class, the old lady symbolizes elders depending on Obama, The fireman is talking to the old lady.

4. Emotions are trust, the cat looks scared or stressed, Obama's represented as a hero.

5. War with other countries may prevent danger, Obama's promising more things than he can handle

6. Obama's promising more than he can handle and wants to handle each step carefully.

7. Democrat, they trusted Obama and know what he's capable of doing even though it's alot.