For our 3rd class we studied Andrew Jackson, and we learned quite a bit!
Did you know that Thomas Nast referred to him as a 'donkey's rear-end' (I'm uncomfortable with the derogatory way of saying it, even in print)? Which 40 years later led to the symbol of the Democratic party? I didn't know that either!
There were many political cartoons done by Thomas Nast in reference to Jackson also.
|Here's Jackson fighting the 'monster bank'.|
For our project this week the kids made their own political cartoons. This was really interesting! For a group of 10-12 year olds they did a great job. I think the concept might have been a bit much but what they came up with was pretty cute. =)
I'll leave you with one to interpret as you wish!
Next week: Abraham Lincoln