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Gulf Oil Spill Lesson Using Cartoons

August 30th, 2010 by Dave · No Comments

The Choices Program has just published a free lesson on the Gulf oil spill based on political cartoons. I love using political cartoons with students, as they are often very efficient ways to understand complex issues. The lesson includes a handout on analyzing political cartoons, a slideshow of the eight cartoons, and links to a variety of informative resources about the spill from a range of sources: PBS, Al Jazeera, the BBC, the Wall Street Journal, etc.

I think this is a great way to make this issue accessible to ESL learners at a variety of levels. I also think that the critical media literacy skills addressed in the handout on analyzing cartoons could be used with cartoons on any issue.

Via World727

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