Thursday, January 25, 2007

Professional Cartoonists Index

This one may not seem to fit our theme, but take a peek and you'll see a wealth of great ways to introduce world events, understand political debates or review the year. Cartoonist Daryl Cagle [wiki] has been indexing political cartoons from around the world for about six years and has an amazing collection that express a range of views and opinions. They lampoon everyone from Katie Couric to James Brown and give us a glimpse of ourselves from perspectives across the pond. And they're searchable! Two great new features are a separate site where you can pay for any cartoons you want to use/own ($3 for in the classroom), and a special selection of free toons for teachers.

The site used to be linked from Slate Magazine, but it is ultimately held under the auspices of MSNBC.


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