AL FRANKEN: GIANT OF THE SENATE - POLITICAL SATIRE

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ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

HOW TO WRITE AND ANALYZE POLITICAL SATIRE?

Objective:

SWBAT to understand satire; become familiar with the underlying concepts behind satire; analyze the interaction between satire and current events and apply their knowledge at satire and the news to create their own satirical pieces.

Citations:

Book:  Franken, Al (2017) Al Franken:  Giant of the Senate.  New York:  Hachette Book Group (Pgs. 79-81, 130)

Warm Up Video:  The 2016 Top Tremendous All-You-Can-Trump Luxury Presidential Debate – Stephen Colbert (8:11 mins)(1/28/16)

http://www.cbs.com/shows/the-la/?nm

Activity:  How to Write a Satire (7:47 mins)

https://youtu.be/PuvjDK3mpA0

Reference:  Satire’s role in current events – Lesson Plan

PBS Newshour Extra

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/extra/lessons_plans/satires-role-in-current-events

Lesson tags: 
Advanced Placement (AP)