The Panama Canal Treaties

*SHEET 3

Looking at Cartoons


    1. List the people and/or objects in the cartoon.
    2. Identify the cartoon caption and/or title.
    3. Record any important dates or numbers that appear in the cartoon.

    1. Which objects in the cartoon are symbols? What do they mean?
    2. Which words or phrases are the most important? Why do you think so?

    1. Describe the action in the cartoon.
    2. How do the words relate to the symbols in the cartoon?
    3. What is the cartoon expressing?
    4. Who would agree or disagree with the cartoon's message?

*Adapted from worksheets designed and developed by the staff of the Education Branch, Office of Public Programs, National Archives, Washington, D.C. 20408

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