Native American Mascot Controversy is one that has been in the eye of the news fairly recently. Students will be able to discuss whether they think it is appropriate to use NA as mascots for teams, or if it is offensive to the NA cultures.
In the Thomas Nast, of Harper's Weekly, developed the idea of the political cartoon. Nast originated the idea of using animals to represent political parties. In his cartoons the Democratic Party was a donkey and the Republican Party, an elephant.