A great cartoon for classroom discussion, or too ‘inappropriate’?

Political cartoons can be very funny. However, their main purpose is not to amuse, but rather to provoke thinking and contemplation about an issue.

I recently came across this cartoon. My plan is to have my students try to identify the bias (if any) and the ”message” the cartoonist is attempting to communicate. My students will be expected to write a short essay. My hope is to generate some discussions – where those discussions might go, I have no idea. However, in the mean time, feel free to throw in your two cents. I would love to hear what you think about this activity and the discussions and debates that this cartoon might spark. A good thing, a bad thing?

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