What Are the Props Behind Propaganda?
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.
High School, Middle School
Art, Civics, Social Studies
analogy, Bill Maudlin, Cold War, exaggeration, irony, labeling, political cartoons, propaganda, symbolism