McCarthyism Political Cartoon lesson plan

McCarthySenator McCarthy led the nation through countless hours of trials as he sought to root out all communists in the United States.

He believed that communists had infiltrated all levels of American society, including the government. The cartoon we included today involves the action taken by the Illinois American Legion, who accused the Girl Scouts of being un-American because of their “one world” beliefs.

Here is the cartoon with questions and answers.

Economics explained in “Why Play Leap Frog, 1949”

This Technicolor cartoon explains how increased wages based on increased productivity bring about increased purchasing power.

The concepts covered include cost of living, production of goods, cost analysis, purchasing power and efficiency.

Although best suited for an economics class, this simple break-down of how goods are made and priced would be illuminating for any social studies course.