• Mist rises over fields on Martin Van Buren's farm Lindenwald as the Catkill Mountains loom in the distance.

    Martin Van Buren

    National Historic Site New York

Whats so Funny About Political Cartoons

Please click on the link below for the current lesson plan, worksheets and handouts for the fourth grade classroom program "What's So Funny About Political Cartoons?"

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"What's So Funny About Political Cartoons?" lesson plan and handouts (1.24 MB pdf file)

Did You Know?

Servants Check

That the servants employed at Lindenwald by Martin Van Buren, were young Irish immigrant women between 18 and 20 years old, and were paid 8 to 12 dollars per month in salary.