Political Cartoons

This resource looks at the purpose of political cartoons and how an expert produces them. It will take 60 minutes to run and is aimed at 10- to 15-year-olds. We suggest running it with 12 to 30 students. Teachers are encouraged to adapt it as necessary for their students’ needs.

This lesson helps to develop the following news literacy skills:

  • SPEAKING UP: Confidently communicating a viewpoint
  • SCEPTICISM: Questioning information to find the truth

This resource was produced by The Economist Educational Foundation, an independent charity that was set up by The Economist magazine. We combine The Economist’s journalistic know-how with teaching expertise, and we specialise in supporting teachers to facilitate high-quality classroom discussions about the news.


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Created: Sep 16, 2019

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