1. Tone is the attitude a cartoonist takes towards a subject. Which pair of words best describes the tone of this cartoon?
2. a) What is the main point of Stephan Pastis’ cartoon?
b) Where is Pig?
c) What is your reaction to this cartoon?
CHALLENGE: Memorial Day, a day when we actively remember those who who died while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, should be observed:
How will you commemorate Memorial Day this year?
Find out what is happening in your town by doing the following:
-Do an internet search for “2017 Memorial Day Observances” + name of your city, state
-Call your city hall to ask if the city will hold a Memorial Day ceremony.
-Call your local VFW, AmVets or DAV for information on their Memorial Day ceremonies.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the answers.
1. c) solemn/serious
2. a) The point of Mr. Pastis’ cartoon is that Memorial Day is not just about the beginning of summer, barbecuing or going to the beach or the lake – it is a day to remember and honor military service members who gave their lives while serving/defending our country.
b) Pig is at the Vietnam Memorial in Washington D.C. (Read about it at vvmf.org/memorial)
c) Opinion question. Answers vary.