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Who should win cartoon of the year for 1945?

YaltaThis quirky enquiry gets your students to use their skill to judge which cartoon from Yalta and Potsdam period deserves to be cartoon of the year.

Using criteria from award winning cartoonist Steve Bell (The Guardian) can your students work out the message and apply contextual knowledge to three very different cartoons?

This lesson re-visits the Yalta and Potsdam conferences to help embed them into your students minds.

Which one do they think gives the best political analysis?

They end by writing a speech for the imagined 1945 award ceremony. ‘And the winner is…’

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