Media Literacy and Critical Thinking Skills – Political Cartooning




  • Next session: Term 1 – 5 and 12 March, 4pm (AEDT)

  • Term 2 – 2 and 9 May, 5:30pm (AEST)

  • Term 3 – 13 August, 5:30pm (AEST) and 20 August, 6pm (AEST)

  • Term 4 – 17 and 24 October, 4pm (AEDT)


Teacher Quality Institute approved 2024Using our annual Behind the Lines political cartooning exhibition, learn how to engage students with our democracy and develop media literacy skills.

By unpacking cartoons, students will develop their critical thinking to consider author intent and bias. They will consider social issues, democratic rights and their freedoms and responsibilities as active citizens. 

In this program you will: 

  • explore a range of historic and contemporary political cartoons  
  • unpack the techniques used in creating cartoons 
  • identify reliable sources
  • develop characters from scratch to whole person. 

This is a TQI Accredited program. 

Key information

2 sessions, 90 minutes each, held on different days

This is a relaxed program which means you can get up and move around if you need.

We will email a PDF of the PowerPoint presentation after the session.

Email if you can't make the session.

You will need a stable Zoom connection.

Upon registration you will receive a Zoom link to the webinar.