Say What? Editorial Cartoons in the Classroom

GeoHistory
GeoLiteracy
GeoSTEM
ELL
Lesson Plan Content
Description: 
In this lesson, students will learn how to observe and infer using a primary source (editorial cartoon) to determine a central idea of the text and how the idea is conveyed through particular details. Students will cite textual evidence (illustrations and/or words) to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. This lesson includes strategies for diverse learners (ELLs).
Author: 
Darcey Wimer
Grade Range: 
6
Duration: 
2-3 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
Materials to Assist Teachers and English Language Learners: 
Standards
Arizona Geography Concepts: 
2: Places and Regions
6: Geographic Applications
National Geography Standards: 
4: The physical and human characteristics of places
6: How culture and experience influence people's perceptions of places and regions