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Analyzing Editorial Cartoons Student Worksheet

1. What event or issue inspired the cartoon? 

2. Does the cartoon portray real people? If so, who is portrayed? What was that person’s role in the issue? 

3. What symbols did the cartoonist use? What do they represent? 

4. What is the cartoonist’s opinion about the topic? 

5. Do you agree or disagree with the cartoonist’s opinion? Why?