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					Cartoons in the Classroom:                                                
Donna Kuniholm Duran                                                                Universidad Pontificia Comillas de Madrid

                     Editorial Cartoons
Go to & select Daily Editorial Cartoons contents page from the left
hand navigation column. Proceed through cartoons pages by clicking on ……..
                                       Scan the cartoons and do the scavenger hunt worksheet
as you scan. Choose 1 cartoon you feel is the most interesting. Analyse the cartoon answering
the questions on the analysis handout.. If you don’t understand the cartoon, try to find the
event, issue or person on or that it is based on. If you finish the
daily cartoons, look at some of the worldwide cartoonists or return to the home page and look at
areas that interest you.

Analysis Handout

1) What is the event or issue that inspired the cartoon?

2) Are there any real people in the cartoon? Who is portrayed in the cartoon?

3) Are there symbols in the cartoon? What are they and what do they represent?

4) What is the cartoonist's opinion about the topic portrayed in the cartoon?

5) Do you agree or disagree with the cartoonist's opinion? Why?
                                                                                              That’s it!
                   Humiliated we stand.1                                                      Now they
                                                                                              holy sites.

    I tried to recreate their natural habitat.

1.Unite d we Stand, divided we fall was coined in July 1942 as a U.S. war slogan.

Cartoons in the Classroom:                            
Donna Kuniholm Duran                                            Universidad Pontificia Comillas de Madrid

Scavenger Hunt:                 Find 15 of these symbols as you scan through the cartoons
and write down the event or issue.
     ____ A donkey                                   ____ Cars and trucks
      ____ An elephant                               ____ A television set
      ____ A bear                                    ____ A computer
      ____ A bull                                    ____ A baby
      ____ A pig                                     ____ An old man
      ____ A farm animal                             ____ Picket signs
      ____ A dangerous animal                        ____ Reporters/media
      ____ A dove                                    ____ Garbage
      ____ A shark                                   ____ Something from a circus
      ____ A dog                                     ____ Something from a game
      ____ President Bush                            ____ A family, kids or teenagers
      ____ A former president                        ____ A soldier
      ____ Another politician                        ____ Someone in danger
      ____ The White House                           ____ Someone in pain
      ____ The Capital Building                      ____ A canon or big gun
      ____ A monument                                ____ A gun ( pistol or rifle)
      ____ The Statue of Liberty                     ____ A bomb
      ____ Statue of the Blind Lady Justice          ____ An airplane or tank
      ____ Another famous statue                     ____ A big mess
      ____ A famous painting                         ____ A hammer and sickle
      ____ A symbol of a Company                     ____ An axe, sword or knife
      ____ An angel                                  ____ A skull and crossbones
      ____ A devil                                   ____ A gravestone
      ____ Father Time or Santa Claus                ____ A prison
      ____ A dollar bill of dollar sign              ____ Something from a movie
      ____ Someone who is very fat                   ____ Something from a TV show
      ____ Someone who is crying                     ____ Something from a TV
      ____ Someone who is fighting                         commercial
      ____ Uncle Sam                                 ____ The energizer bunny
      ____ The Liberty Bell                          ____ Road signs

Cartoons in the Classroom:                             
Donna Kuniholm Duran                                             Universidad Pontificia Comillas de Madrid

                                 Symbols of the USA

 "Uncle Sam"is a cartoon character that symbolizes the United States. This name was first used
as an unfriendly nickname for the U.S. government during the War of 1812. Uncle Sam’s
costume is decorated with stars and stripes and a top hat. This costume was created in cartoons
in the 1830's. An 1800's clown, Dan Rice, made the costume popular. Congress passed a
resolution which recognized Uncle Sam as a national symbol in 1961.

Representations of the Lady of Justice in the Western tradition occur in many places and at
many times. She sometimes wears a blindfold, more so in Europe, but more often she appears
without one. She usually carries a sword and scales. Almost always draped in flowing robes,
mature but not old, she symbolizes the fair and equal administration of the law, without
corruption, avarice, prejudice, or favor.

The Liberty Bell is a treasured symbol of the early days of American independence. It was rung
on July 8, 1776 with other church bells to announce the adoption of the Declaration of

The Founding Fathers wanted to choose an animal that was unique to the United States. For six
years, the members of Congress engaged in a dispute over what the national emblem shou ld be.
As a result of the debate, the bald eagle was chosen because it symbolized strength, courage,
freedom, and immortality and that it would look much better as our national symbol.

The Statue of Liberty was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the United States of
America. A French sculptor, Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, visited America in 1871 and found the
perfect place for the statue he wanted to build. The place was Bedloe’s Island in the New York
Harbor.When Bartholdi returned to Paris, he started making sketches and some small models of
the statue he wanted to build. He decided the statue would be a woman called Liberty. She
would always be a symbol of freedom in the New World. She would be Liberty Enlightening
the world

                             What symbols does your country have? Describe them and tell
                             what they represent.

Cartoons in the Classroom:                                        
Donna Kuniholm Duran                                                        Universidad Pontificia Comillas de Madrid

                             Political Cartoon Websites
                  Best site You can look at daily cartoons or you can search by issue. It
                  includes weekly animated cartoons. It also has a teacher’s guide with
                  lesson plans divided by age group and with learning links.
                  It also links to TOP HEA DLINES so students can connect events and daily
There are also international cartoons from around the world including
Ricardo Martinez from El Mundo (but the cartoons on this site are in
English) .

1b.                Magazine Cartoons of the Week
  Especially good for
examining recent events.
1c. . Mark Fiore's Animated Political Cartoons

1d. NewMax .com ( Can search for cartoons by cartoonist)


2a Allows you to search by keyword or topic.
CARTOONS BY SUBJECT: aging / airlines / aliens / alternative medicine / amusement parks / april
fool / art / autumn / babies / barney / bathroom / beanie babies / beatles / biking / BILLBOARD / birth /
birthdays / books / bugs / candy / cars / CATS / christmas / COFFEE / the comics / more!construction /
COMPUTERS / cops / dad / dental / dieting / disney / divorce / MORE!DOGS / doughboy / dr. seuss /
easter / elvis / environment / fashion / firefighters / fishing / food / frogs / gardening / gators / genealogy /
gesundheit / GOLF / green giant / grim reaper / gumby / hair / halloween / hanna-barbera / hanukkah / Harry
Potter / HEALTH CARE / heaven&hell / history / homelife / horses / hunting / imbibing / internet-romance /
laundry / lawyers / looney tunes / lord of the rings / magic / medieval / military / new!M OBILE PHONES /
mom / mo ther goose / movies / mr. peanut / music / mythology / new years / PARENTING / peanuts / pigs /
POKEMON / politics / postal / POTATOHEAD / prehistoric / pregnancy / psychology / relationships / St.
Patrick / SCHOOL / science / seminars / sesame st. / shopping / simpsons / S*E*X / skiing / smoking / south
park / SPONGEBOB / sports / spring / STAR TREK / STAR WARS / stock market / summer / super heroes /
ta ttoos&piercing / teletubby / television / thanksgiving / titanic / valentine / weddings / web-net / winnie the
pooh / winter / wizard of oz / working out / WORKPLACE / wrestling / Y2K / 'zilla monsters / Suggest a cartoon

Cartoons in the Classroom:                                
Donna Kuniholm Duran                                                Universidad Pontificia Comillas de Madrid

2b. Get Funny Pictures . com Your source for cartoons and
funny pics. Search by category
Animals & Pets                Kids & Children              Politicians, Laws

Business & Work               Men & Women                  Seasons, Holidays

Computers & Web               Miscellaneous                Sports & Fitness

Food & Eating                 People & Life

2c. Business and Computer Cartoons

More than 1000 Business and Computer Cartoons on the following topics.

     Time Management                  Ergonomics                         Stress / Stress
     Teamwork / Employee              Creative Problem Solving /         Management
     Relations / Coworkers            Thinking Outside of the Box        Coffee and Donuts
     Outsourcing                      Dress For Success                  Spam!
     Mission Statements               Diversity                          Computers: Business
     Managers / Management            Customer Service / Call            Computers: Technical
     Motivation / Goals /             Center                             Support
     Achievement                      Billing / Payments /               Computers: Personal /
     Meetings / Seminars /            Collection                         Family
     Presentations                    Safety / Job Injuries /            Computers: Internet
     Money / Finance / Investing      Safety Regulations                 Wireless Communication
     Information Security /           Sales and Marketing                Assorted Business Topics
     Security                         Job Hunting / Recruiting /
                                      Human Resources

2d .
Comic strips and cartoons by the following cartoonists.(You will need to pay to get into
the archives)

Cartoons in the Classroom:                                    
Donna Kuniholm Duran                                                    Universidad Pontificia Comillas de Madrid

Listed by animation, humour, politics, society and strips

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