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The New Mad Men

“The New Mad Men” explores how changing demographics in the United States have changed the face of advertising. In particular, the focus is on the purchasing power of the 54 million Latinx people currently living in the United States. The episode visits the headquarters of LatinWorks, an advertising agency in Austin, Texas, with a specialty in multicultural advertising.
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Editorial Cartoon: Racial Profiling

Using Editorial Cartoons to Teach Social Justice is a series of 14 lessons. Each lesson focuses on a contemporary social justice issue and begins with a basic strategy for interpreting editorial cartoons. In addition, each lesson helps build students’ background knowledge about a particular social justice issue. The objectives in every lesson combine these disciplines to challenge students and promote critical thinking skills. Although lessons may be used in sequence, each can also be used independently.This lesson focuses on an editorial cartoon that uses irony to comment on the April 2010 immigration law passed by Arizona legislature. The law aims to identify immigrants who are in the country illegally, but questions have been raised about how police decide who should be stopped and asked for papers. One criticism is that the law encourages racial profiling. In this lesson, students analyze an editorial cartoon that comments on that law using irony.
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Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
Arts
ELL / ESL
Social Justice Domain
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Editorial Cartoon: Intolerance

Using Editorial Cartoons to Teach Social Justice is a series of 14 lessons. Each lesson focuses on a contemporary social justice issue. The lessons begin with a basic strategy for interpreting editorial cartoons. In addition, each lesson helps build students’ background knowledge about a particular social justice issue. The objectives in every lesson combine these disciplines to challenge students and promote critical thinking skills. Although lessons may be used in sequence, each can also be used independently.This is the fifth lesson in the Editorial Cartoon series. In this lesson, students analyze an editorial cartoon about intolerance. Working in groups, they develop and create their own poster-sized editorial cartoon that uses images and symbols to express their understanding of and promote tolerance.
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Subject
Social Studies
Arts
ELL / ESL
Social Justice Domain
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Editorial Cartoon: Hate

Using Editorial Cartoons to Teach Social Justice is a series of 14 lessons. Each lesson helps build students’ background knowledge about a particular social justice issue.
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Social Justice Domain