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Unit #6: The Age of Jackson - Andrew Jackson Political Cartoon Activity
Learning Target: I can CREATE my own political cartoon based on the presidency of Andrew Jackson.

Please complete the steps below to prepare for this assignment:

 Follow the directions below.  You will be creating a tab for this assignment after you have added this lesson's learning target to your LiveBinder.

1.  Open the "Learning Targets" tab in your LiveBinder.  Copy the learning target above into your LiveBinder.  Be sure to include today's date. 

2.  Create a new tab in your LiveBinder titled "Andrew Jackson Political Cartoon Activity". 

3.  Now copy and paste the lesson's direction page URL: http://www.mrgigliotti.com/revamp%20January%202015_Andrew_Jackson_Political_Cartoons.htm  into the "Enter URL" box at the
     top of the "Andrew Jackson Political Cartoon Activity" tab. 

4.  Next create a subfolder in your LiveBinder called "My Activity."  Now click on "content" > "text" > "text-media" option. 

* Digitize your cartoon with the Paint 2 App

* You may also want to try the SketchBook App


Red Activity:

Assignments to Complete:

Part I: Analyzing Primary Sources:

1.  Place the title of this section in the LiveBinder text box: "Part I: Analyzing Primary Sources"

2.  Do an Internet search to define the term "political cartoon."  Type term and the definition of the term "political cartoon" into your LiveBinder text box.

3.  President Andrew Jackson had many political cartoons drawn about him during his presidency.  Many of these cartoons showed him in a positive light while other cartoons were drawn to criticize his
     presidency.   Take a few minutes to explore some of these cartoons by clicking on each of the thumbnails below.  

   Jackson Cartoon #1      Jackson Cartoon #2       Jackson Cartoon #3    Jackson Cartoon #4    Jackson Cartoon #5


4.  Choose one of the political cartoons above.  Answer the following questions in the form of a complete sentence in your Live Binder text box 

     A.  Describe what is happening in the cartoon.  What aspect of Jackson or event during his presidency is being illustrated in the cartoon you chose?

     B.  What do you think the artist's point of view is about Andrew Jackson?  In other words do they like or dislike Jackson?
 

     C.  Do an Internet search to find out what the symbol of the Democrat Party today?  How does that symbol relate to cartoon #5?
 
5.  Click here to learn more about each of these political cartoons.  Check your answers using the information on this page. 

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Part II: Creating Your Own Political Cartoon

1.  Place the title of this section in the LiveBinder text box: "Part II: Creating Your Own Political Cartoon"
 
2.  Now that you understand the definition of a political cartoon and have seen a few examples, choose an event during Jackson's presidency and create YOUR OWN political cartoon.

3.  You may choose to illustrate any of the following events:  Jackson's personality, Jackson's Inaugural Ball, Spoils System, Kitchen Cabinet, Bank War, Nullification Crisis, or Indian Removal. 

4.  You may create your cartoon using a digital application such as Paint or Photoshop.  Check out the drawing apps below to create and share your own Andrew Jackson cartoon:

      * Digitize your cartoon with the Paint 2 App

     * You may also want to try the SketchBook App

5.  You may also hand draw your image.  You must then scan or photograph it so that it can be uploaded to your Livebinder tab. If you hand draw your political cartoon, take a good picture of it using a phone (or 
     scan it), email the image to yourself, save the file to your computer, and then upload the file to your LiveBinder. 

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White Activity:

Assignments to Complete:

Part I: Analyzing Primary Sources:

1.  Place the title of this section in the LiveBinder text box: "Part I: Analyzing Primary Sources"  

2.  Do an Internet search to define the term "political cartoon."  Type term and the definition of the term "political cartoon" into your LiveBinder text box.

3.  President Andrew Jackson had many political cartoons drawn about him during his presidency.  Many of these cartoons showed him in a positive light while other cartoons were drawn to criticize his
     presidency.   Take a few minutes to explore some of these cartoons by clicking on each of the thumbnails below.  

Jackson Cartoon #1      Jackson Cartoon #2       Jackson Cartoon #3    Jackson Cartoon #4    Jackson Cartoon #5  


4.  Examine Jackson cartoon #3.  Answer the following questions in the form of a complete sentence in your LiveBinder text box:

     A.  What is Andrew Jackson doing in this cartoon? 

     B.  Think back to what we learned, what do you think "the monster" that Jackson is trying to "kill" represents in the cartoon?

     C.  Is Jackson being shown as a hero or a villain in this cartoon?

     D.  Do an Internet search to find out what the symbol of the Democrat Party today?  How is that symbol similar to cartoon #5?
  

5.  Click here to learn more about each of these political cartoons. 
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Part II: Creating Your Own Political Cartoon

1.  Place the title of this section in the LiveBinder text box: "Part II: Creating Your Own Political Cartoon"
 
2.  Now that you understand the definition of a political cartoon and have seen a few examples, choose an event during Jackson's presidency and create YOUR OWN political cartoon.

3.  You may choose to illustrate any of the following events:  Jackson's personality, Jackson's Inaugural Ball, Spoils System, Kitchen Cabinet, Bank War, Nullification Crisis, or Indian Removal. 

4.  You may create your cartoon using a digital application such as Paint or Photoshop.  Check out the drawing apps below to create and share your own Andrew Jackson cartoon:

      * Digitize your cartoon with the Paint 2 App

     * You may also want to try the SketchBook App

5.  You may also hand draw your image.  You must then scan or photograph it so that it can be uploaded to your Livebinder tab. If you hand draw your political cartoon, take a good picture of it using a phone (or 
     scan it), email the image to yourself, save the file to your computer, and then upload the file to your LiveBinder. 


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Blue Activity:

Assignments to Complete:

Part I: Analyzing Primary Sources:

1.  Place the title of this section in the LiveBinder text box: "Part I: Analyzing Primary Sources"  

2.  Do an Internet search to define the term "political cartoon."  Type term and the definition of the term "political cartoon" into your LiveBinder text box.

3.  President Andrew Jackson had many political cartoons drawn about him during his presidency.  Many of these cartoons showed him in a positive light while other cartoons were drawn to criticize his
     presidency.   Take a few minutes to explore some of these cartoons by clicking on each of the thumbnails below.   These will give you some ideas for your own political cartoon. 

Jackson Cartoon #1      Jackson Cartoon #2       Jackson Cartoon #3    Jackson Cartoon #4    Jackson Cartoon #5  
 
4.  Examine Jackson cartoon #4.  Answer the following questions in your Live Binder text box (or Word document)

     A.  How is Andrew Jackson dressed in this cartoon? 

     B.  What is Andrew Jackson stepping on in this cartoon? 

     C.  What does Andrew Jackson have in his hand?

     D.  What do you think the artist is trying to say about Andrew Jackson in this cartoon?


5.  Click here to learn more about each of these political cartoons. 
 
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Part II: Creating Your Own Political Cartoon

1.  Place the title of this section in the LiveBinder text box: "Part II: Creating Your Own Political Cartoon"
 
2.  Now that you understand the definition of a political cartoon and have seen a few examples, choose an event during Jackson's presidency and create YOUR OWN political cartoon.

3.  You may choose to illustrate any of the following events:  Jackson's personality, Jackson's Inaugural Ball, Spoils System, Kitchen Cabinet, Bank War, Nullification Crisis, or Indian Removal. 

4.  You may create your cartoon using a digital application such as Paint or Photoshop.  Check out the drawing apps below to create and share your own Andrew Jackson cartoon:

      * Digitize your cartoon with the Paint 2 App

     * You may also want to try the SketchBook App

5.  You may also hand draw your image.  You must then scan or photograph it so that it can be uploaded to your Livebinder tab. If you hand draw your political cartoon, take a good picture of it using a phone (or 
     scan it), email the image to yourself, save the file to your computer, and then upload the file to your LiveBinder. 

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