Cartoon Analysis Worksheet
Which of the objects on your list are symbols?
Describe the action taking place in the cartoon.
Designed and developed by the
Education Staff, National Archives and Records Administration,
Washington, DC 20408
List the objects or people you see in the cartoon.
Record any important dates or numbers that appear in
Identify the cartoon caption and/or title.
Locate three words or phrases used by the cartoonist
to identify objects or people within the cartoon.
Words (not all cartoons include words)
4. Which words or phrases in the cartoon appear to be
the most significant? Why do you think so?
3. What do you think each symbol means?
5. List adjectives that describe the emotions portrayed
in the cartoon.
Explain how the words in the cartoon clarify the symbols.
Explain the message of the cartoon.
What special interest groups would agree/disagree with the cartoon's message? Why?
Limit response for each question to 3 lines of text