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It's No Laughing Matter: Analyzing Political Cartoons
This is an interesting learning activity from the Library of Congress on the subject of political cartoons. This would be appropriate for Social Studies, Humanities, Government , Journalism or History classes. Student are taught how to analyze and decode cartoons and about persuasive techniques often employed by political cartoonists to promote their individual message such as symbolism, exxageration and analogy. Students view exampl
Secret Weapons of Roman Empire (4:37)
This video shows some of the Roman's favorite weapons, including the gladius and the pila. The video provides insights into how the weapons were used and what the Romans wore. May be too violent for some students.
Curt Smith: Political Candidates and Public Speaking
Can public speaking make or break a political candidate? Former presidential speechwriter, Curt Smith, explains the connection between politics, rhetoric, popular culture, and public speaking. Smith is a senior lecturer in the Department of English, and an acclaimed author, radio/TV host and columnist.
In this activity, students will research a political issue that is highlighted and discussed on the TakingITGlobal website. Students will pick one issue and write a one page satire on the event/issue. Part 2 of the assignment is for the students to create their own political cartoon using Photoshop or similar software.
Video: Mark McKinnon offers insider’s perspective on national political campaigns
An award-winning national media producer and communications strategist whose clients have included President George W. Bush and Sen. John McCain discussed key elements of successful campaigns with students in a political science class taught by John Geer and Roy Neel. Mark McKinnon, vice chairman of the Austin-based Public Strategies Inc., was a guest lecturer Oct.keep reading »
Indian political economy: student handout
This is the student handout for a module in Indian political economy forming part of the MSc in Contemporary India at Oxford, by Barbara Harriss-White of the University of Oxford. Students are not presumed to have previous knowledge of economics.
Expert Perspectives: Digital media furthers political engagement
People who follow the news, whether online or offline, are more likely to be active citizens in terms of politics, voting and community involvement, but young people aren't nearly as engaged politically as their older counterparts in the United States. Do these notions still hold true in campaign 2010? U of M new media journalism professor Seth Lewis explains.
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