Analyze 1949 Political Cartoon:

1949 Political Cartoon

Step 1: Teacher displays political cartoon from 1949 commenting on anti communist hysteria during The Cold War.

Step 2: Students write response to prompt: What does this cartoon tell you about the Home Front during the Cold War era?

Step 3: Students write silently for 3 to 4 minutes.

Step 4: Students pair-share responses

Step 5: Teacher invites students to share their interpretation with whole group.

Step 6: Teacher creates graphic organizer (what does this look like?) on board based on student responses.

Step 7: Teacher tells students that they will need this information as the lesson unfolds and asks students to copy graphic organizer from board, leaving space to add information as the lesson unfolds.