A careful analysis of political cartoons can provide a glimpse into key moments of U.S. political history. In this activity, students will closely examine political cartoons about the Stamp Act; make inferences about the political, social, and economic situations depicted therein; and offer informed speculations concerning each creator’s point of view.
After completing this lesson, students will be able to:
- Analyze political cartoons.
- Identify the ways in which point of view can be detected in political cartoons.
Two 50-minute class periods.
Recommended Grade Level
- Arts & Culture
- American Revolution 1763-1783