Tuesday, October 2, 2012

US Presidents Study: Andrew Jackson

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

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