Grade 9-12

Two Sides of the Same Story

Time: 30 mins,
Updated: November 17 2021,


Students will be able to:

  • Recognize the differing perspectives on a political decision.

In this economics activity, students will compare the opinions about the federal government’s stimulus package.


This individual activity requires students to view political cartoons that represent different aspects of the federal government’s stimulus package debate. The first cartoon suggests that Republicans are focusing on smaller things like unemployment benefits while ignoring tax cuts. The second cartoon suggests that a large stimulus will worsen what is already a large national debt. Select to implement the Quizizz Activity or ReadyAssessments Activity for your students to complete.

  1. View the political cartoons: The First Cartoon and the Second Cartoon
  2. Complete either the Quizizz Activity or ReadyAssessments Activity