Political Cartoons
What should a Political Cartoon
• It should be about a current topic
• It should use symbolism
• It should express an opinion or a
commentary on that issue.
Understood symbols
Elephant = Republican party
and so does “GOP”
Donkey = Democratic Party
Uncle Sam = United States
Holiday Related
Popular Culture
Well known images
Is there a difference?
In groups no larger than 3 come up with an idea
for a political cartoon and make a rough draft.
Make sure you have the following:
1. A current topic
2. Symbolism
3. A clearly expressed opinion or commentary
Let others look at the rough draft to make sure it
has the three requirements.
Now make a finished copy of your cartoon and turn
in both the rough and finished versions
National debt or deficit spending
Raising minimum wage
Division within government
Same sex marriage laws