Learning Exercise

It’s No Laughing Matter: Analyzing Political Cartoons

This assignment analyzes political cartoons.
Course: American Government

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Analyze Political Cartoon using Objective and Subjective Chart: 1. Objective Observations: Describe what you see in the cartoon -- the forms and structures, the arrangement of the various elements. Avoid personal feelings or interpretations. Your description should help someone who has not seen the cartoon to visualize it. 2. Describe your personal feelings, associations and judgements about the cartoon. Always anchor your subjective response in something that is seen. For example, "I see...., and it makes me think of ....."


Public Opinion and Mass Media: The Press and Democracy: Friend or Foe?

Type of Task

Learning Objectives

Examine the four roles of the media, and explain the importance of each to a democratic society.