Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Daryl Cagle's Pro Cartoonist Index and Lesson Plans

Daryl Cagle's political cartoons are frequently featured on MSNBC. In December I posted a link to a MSNBC year-in-review slideshow that included Cagle's political cartoons. Today, I learned that Daryl Cagle has section of his Political Cartoonist Index dedicated to lesson plans for elementary school, middle school, and high school teachers. The lesson plans include activities for learning to decode the meaning in political cartoons and political cartoon games. Right now the there are not a lot of lesson plans on the site, but those that are present are quite good and provide numerous links to additional resources.

Applications for Education
Daryl Cagle's lesson plans page is a good place to find materials for introducing your students to political caroons.