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Political Cartoons History and Art

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In today's lesson we are going to examine political cartoons. Hover over the TAG to learn about the 6 different artistic characteristics of a political cartoon. 1. Symbol 2. Caption 3. Voice or Thought Bubble 4. Important Person 5. Exaggerated Detail 6. Labels that identify parts of Cartoon
This is an example of "Labels that identify parts of cartoon" What do the labels represent and why might they be significant?
This is an example of "symbols." Political cartoons often use symbols.  Why do you think the artist choose to include a needle, thread, and a rail? What is significance of those items?
This is an example of a &quot;Caption&quot; The caption will give you more insight into the the political cartoon. In what ways does this caption help you to be better understand the cartoonist message?<br />
This is an example of &quot;exaggerated details.&quot; Why do you think the cartoonist made Lincoln&apos;s feet so big?
This is an example of a &quot;Voice bubble.&quot; How does this voice bubble help you to better understand the cartoon?
Source Information: Title: The &quot;rail splitter&quot; at work repairing the union. Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-ppmsca-17158 (digital file from original) LC-USZ62-1983 (b&amp;w film copy neg.) Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
Mr. Cory Goetsch Teacher and Coach at Aplington-Parkersburg High School. This Thinglink was used to show the artistic techniques used by cartoonist. Follow me on Twitter: @CoryGoetsch <br />
What is the cartoonist view of Reconstruction?
This is an example of &quot;Important Persons&quot; When analyzing a political cartoon you should identify important people. Who are the individuals in the cartoon?