Students will discuss the techniques used by cartoonists, practice their visual analysis skills and learn about the role of political cartoons as an example of media in our democracy.

Political cartoons are an accessible way for students of all ages to develop their critical thinking and media literacy skills. We will explore a range of accessible cartoons from our Behind the Lines exhibition, as well as exclusive content from one of Australia's leading cartoonists, Eric Lobbecke. 

Your students will become cartoonists and create a collaborative drawing with the MoAD Learning team, while also developing their media literacy and critical thinking skills. They will design their own cartoon to investigate how they can have a say on issues that are important to them.

Students will:

  • develop civic literacy by visiting historic places in the building
  • explore the role of the media in our democracy
  • build media literacy skills by examining current political cartoons for techniques and meaning
  • develops visual analysis and media literacy skills using contemporary cartoons and exclusive content
  • engage in collaborative construction to develop media creation skills.

The development of the Drawn Together program has been guided by the Media Literacy Framework for Australia.

MoAD is a proud partner of the Australian Media Literacy Alliance.

Key information

You will need a Zoom account connected to an interactive whiteboard in your classroom.

We will send you a Zoom link upon registration.

We offer test connections to any teachers who would like to check in before the program.

50 minutes


For engagement and meaningful interaction with students, we request a maximum of 30 students for each booking.

Please email or call 02 6270 8222 with any changes or cancellations.

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We have pre-recorded digital excursions available to support students.