What's So Interesting? Utilizing Kid's shows as Essential Sources.


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1972 Olympic Games, Munich. Thomas Nast (1840-1902) Popularized the elephant and jackass as representations of Republican and Democratic gatherings ...
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What\'s So Funny? Utilizing Cartoons as Primary Sources

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Why Use Cartoons Information about authentic occasions Attitudes of society at the time Good case of different points of view Remember, a sketch artist is communicating a feeling not truth

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Where to Find Cartoons Newspapers Editorial pages Archival accumulations "CA" at OHS Collected works Artist or subject particular Internet destinations See CD instructional exercise

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Tools Used By Cartoonist Exaggeration Allusion Analogy Symbolism Caricature Stereotype Humor Personification

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Interpreting Cartoons Historical foundation Secondary sources Date Examine the production Use visual signs Issue Read encompassing publications and articles Labels, Symbols and Stereotypes Secondary sources and encompassing publications and articles Artist

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Interpreting Cartoons What about this toon? 1972 Olympic Games, Munich

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Thomas Nast (1840-1902) Popularized the elephant and jackass as representations of Republican and Democratic gatherings Originated "well known" picture of Santa Claus Began a position at Harper\'s Weekly in summer of 1862 Decline in notoriety and expertise in the mid-1870s Considered the "Father of American Caricature"

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Primary Source Activity Look at your Thomas Nast toon Complete the action Share with the gathering What did you see about your cartoon contrasted with alternate kid\'s shows?

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Now it\'s YOUR turn! Make your own particular toon about the Civil War or Reconstruction Who are the players? What position would you say you are supporting? Be imaginative Draw the inverse of your supposition Experiment with images Are you drawing as a contemporary or all things considered? Offer with the gathering

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Example If I pick Ohio and Underground Railroad as my theme, my toon may appear as though this If you have aesthetic aptitudes your cartoon may really look much better!

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