The Bosses of the Senate was created by Joseph Keppler and first published in Puck in January 1889. The political cartoon reflects widespread discontent among the American public and concern over the growing influence of large businesses during the Gilded Age.
The download includes the following:
1. A PowerPoint - complete with discussion notes for each slide - that teachers can use to lead students through the cartoon.
2. An introductory paragraph that describes the circumstances behind the cartoon.
3. A full-size picture of the cartoon, allowing students to label as instructed.
4. A graphic organizer that assists students in identifying different parts of the cartoon, analyzing symbols, and determining the meaning of the cartoon.
5. A series of questions based on the political cartoon.
6. An answer key.
For those seeking distance learning options, the assignment associated with the cartoon can be readily converted to a digital activity using Google Slides.
This resource can also be purchased as part of a bundle I have posted on Amped Up Learning: Political Cartoons in American History.
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