Civil War era political cartoon

One of our favorite ways to teach is using political cartoons. The Civil War offers a great opportunity to do this as so much time is spent on military action that students can feel bogged down in statistics.

This cartoon depicts General Scott as Hercules slaying the great hydra.

We have included questions and answers along with the cartoon for your classroom use.

For more Civil War era resources check out our PowerPoints:

Simulation Games:

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  1. I think political cartoons are a great way to get our students to critically think about the topic at hand. The students have to analyze the cartoon literally and figuratively. In addition to teaching world history, I also teach a S.C. History class. The students are currently learning about Reconstruction time after the Civil War. Love the political cartoon you posted here–will have to use that next year during my Civil War unit. Thanks!

    -Amy


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