Political Cartoons: Laughing at the Government!
In this four-week course, we will talk about Political Cartoons from different times in U.S. History.
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This course will introduce the concept of Political Cartoons: why have we found humor in drawings? When did they begin? Were they always funny? Most of the class will focus upon political cartoons from the last twenty years, but time will be spent discussing the history of these cartoons in media, both in the United States, and in foreign countries. Students will be encouraged to create and share their own political cartoons about issues they feel strongly about or are interested in.
I have been teaching high school students for twenty years, and also worked with upper-level elementary students through summer camp employment. I have been trained in Scouting BSA's Youth Protection model. I worked as a middle/high school principal for two years.
Students can create their cartoons by hand, or using online programs, as their parents see fit.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Students will create their own Political Cartoon to share in the final class. Fellow students will give positive, critical feedback, and help other students to grow.
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Students will learn about controversial political issues. Although some of these topics can be sensitive to some students and their families, all discussions will take place in an open, honest, and supportive manner. Parents are encouraged to reach out to the teacher about potentially triggering topics.
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Hello/salve! I am a 20-year veteran of the classroom, but enjoy getting to teach online when I can. I have taught Latin and theater arts, but I also enjoy conversations about history and philosophy. I believe that all students can learn at high...