Subject Area(s): United States / Virginia Government

Grade Level(s): 12

Format of Library of Congress media: Political Cartoons

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Benchmark 2.3: Students will describe how the media act as a link between citizens and the government.
c. Evaluate historical and contemporary political communication (campaign advertisements and political cartoons) using such criteria as logical validity, factual accuracy, emotional appeal, distorted evidence, and appeals to bias or prejudice.


1 class block (100 minutes)

Lesson Summary

As a result of this lesson, students will:

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