Political cartoons enliven this web resource and provide sharp
contemporary commentary on the actions of Curtin and the Australian
government. But how much sense do these cartoons make to us
- For everyone to try: Interpreting
cartoons by yourself
In these activities, we've provided background
information to give you useful context as you work through the
guided questions with the additional help of hints and
- For the classroom teacher: Step by
step teaching resources
These resources are for teachers to use with
senior school students and are based on the concepts of 'chunking'
or 'scaffolding' as distinct methods of intepreting cartoons.
Teachers should familiarise themselves with the two processes which
are fully explained in the freely downloadable JCPML publication
Cartoon PD in a
Package before using the resources in their
Try your hand at interpreting these cartoons by yourself or
check out the teaching resource available for each of the
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