Classroom Takeout

Intellectually nourishing mini-classes with Prep faculty

Now in its fifth season, Classroom Takeout is a series of fascinating mini-classes with Prep faculty. Experience the kind of discussion and exploration that goes on in our classrooms every day. You'll find it very satisfying!

"The Ungentlemanly Art:" Political Cartoons in American History—October 19

Join us when Mr. Peter Mathison examines the history of political cartoons in American from the colonial era to the present times. Boss Tweed, in charge of the Democratic Party political machine in New York City in the 1870s, complained about the political cartoons of Thomas Nast. "My constituents can't read but they can't help seeing those damn pictures," noted Tweed. Cartoonists throughout our history have ridiculed presidents and congressional leaders, immigration legislation, social policy, foreign entanglements, etc. There is even a Pulitzer Prize category for political cartoons. Come for an exploration of the humorous and thought provoking world of political cartoons.

  • When: Thursday, October 19. Parent Council reception at 6:30 pm; presentation begins at 7 pm.
  • Where: A. E. Studzinski Library on the Prep campus
  • Who: Free and open to Prep parents, alumni, and friends.
  • Registration: Please register in advance here.

Peter Mathison has served as Social Studies Department chairman since the Reagan administration. He currently teaches seniors in the second year of a two-year United States History Advanced Placement course. He coaches freshman soccer and eighth grade baseball.

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