What Are the Props Behind Propaganda?

Alice Remains in Wonderland

Overview

Students learn about the “props” or techniques political cartoonists to present a view on an issue (“propaganda”).  Next, they analyze a series of Cold War political cartoons to develop their analysis skills and to investigate issues and perspectives related to the Cold War. After, students create their own political cartoon on a contemporary issue.

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Grade

High School, Middle School

Subjects

Art, Civics, Social Studies

Length

120-150 minutes

Topics

analogy, Bill Maudlin, Cold War, exaggeration, irony, labeling, political cartoons, propaganda, symbolism

Author

TPS Eastern Region

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