Propaganda Teacher Resources
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Propaganda: Online and Throughout Contemporary History
After thoroughly examining the purposes and techniques of propaganda, your class will create and curate a Propaganda Museum to display and deconstruct original works of propaganda. Materials include propaganda techniques vocabulary, a brief multiple choice quiz, slides of examples of propaganda from the 20th century and today. A powerful piece in equipping your pupils to navigate a world of non-stop "information."
Art and Propaganda
Students examine the types of propaganda used throughout World War II. In groups, they view examples of different posters and artwork used to identify the human emotions the government was trying to appeal through. They develop their own PowerPoint presentation to share their ideas with the class and create their own example of artwork propaganda on a current issue they feel passionately about.
Discovering and Understanding Propagand
Ninth graders investigate the various types of propaganda. They select issues of significance to them and use the techniques of propaganda to design and create posters depicting the chosen topics. Students may use word processing, drawing and painting programs.
Media Literacy: Discovering and Understanding Propaganda
Ninth graders study different types of propaganda and select an issue that is significant to them. In this exploratory lesson plan students design and create posters on the topic of their choice and write a narrative describing it.
Propaganda and Its Effects on WWI
Students learn about propaganda. In this WWI lesson, students define the term propaganda. Working in groups, they are given a packet of postcards and posters used during WWI. They answer questions about their uses and write a summary on the effects of propaganda.
Science Fiction War Films: Modern Versions of War Propaganda?
Students identify the similarities and differences between propaganda and advertising. They analyze different forms of media and how they affect audiences. They discover the need to be more careful in their word choices.
Japanese American Internment: Examining Racial Tensions
High schoolers discover how racial tension led to Japanese Internment. In this World War II lesson, students analyze political cartoons and posters related to the movement of Japanese-Americans to internment camps in the wake of the Pearl Harbor attacks. High schoolers create propaganda posters and write essays analyzing the propaganda they examine.
Using Political Cartoons and Propaganda in Teaching the Holocaust
Students gain an understanding of the Holocaust through analysis of political cartoons. In this Holocaust lesson, students examine propaganda in political cartoons that were used in Nazi Germany.
World War II and Propaganda Efforts
Students define propaganda and list the various propaganda techniques used to influence people. They identify propaganda methods used by the American Government to encourage Americans to support the war effort
How do I look to you?
Present propaganda to your class with the posters and pamphlet provided here. Learners start out by creating their own advertisements and discuss as a class how they might add propaganda into their work. Next, small groups analyze posters about child nutrition and fill out an analysis worksheet. Conduct a class discussion on the pamphlet and then send your pupils off to complete one of the final assessment options detailed here. Class members can create their own posters or pamphlets!
Anti-Dogfighting Curriculum: Media and Propaganda Extension Lesson
Students investigate the different types of propaganda. For this media analysis lesson, students define and investigate the various types of media propaganda. Students observe how advertisements may not show how the item advertised may negatively affect people, animals, or the environment.
Propaganda - 9/11 and the War on Terrorism
Propaganda is an important topic that most high school social studies teachers address. Here, students compare and contrast methods of public persuasion during WWII with those used in the contemporary War on Terror. Research, discussion, and critical thinking questions provide the foundation for learning. It includes a list of key terms and a link to Hitler's Mein Kampf; however, the Powerpoint referenced in the resource is not provided. There are no rubrics or assessments included. While the description indicates that this will take one class period, more time may allow for greater understanding.
Propaganda in the Cold War
Propaganda posters from the Cold War era offer class members an opportunity to employ the OPTIC strategy (overview, parts, topic, interrelationships, conclusions) to analyze 12 documents. Expert groups examine a visual, and then jigsaw and share their findings. After a final whole-class discussion, individuals draft a journal reflection on the question, "What causes of the Cold War can be found in American print media of the time period?"
World War I Propaganda Posters
Tenth graders view examples of WWI propaganda posters and then create examples of their own. They strive to make their posters look as authentic as possible and compile them into a class presentation using PowerPoint.
War of Words
Students reflect on issues concerning journalistic responsibility and propaganda, focusing on pro-American propaganda in Iraq's and Afghanistan's media. They write a reflection about the media's role in balancing justice, truth and objectivity.
Lu Xun's Preface and "Diary of a Madman"
Twelfth graders examine two pieces by Lu Xun to show his importance as a revolutionary of 20th Century Chinese society and literature. They explain the aspects of Lu Xun's life. They summarize "Diary of a Madman" for form and content. They formulate a theme statement for "Diary of a Madman".
WORLD WAR I PROPAGANDA POSTERS
Tenth graders examine the role that propaganda played in the increasing and sustaining the war effort. They also create authentic propaganda of their own.
Understanding Life System: Growth and Changes in Plants
Third graders research ways in which plants are essential to humans. In this Global Peace lesson, 3rd graders participate in tasks, such as creating a propaganda poster. Students may watch the film, The Lorax, as a closing activity.
New! Deciphering Propaganda Posters of World War I
What strategies are employed when creating propaganda? Your young historians will learn about six different techniques utilized in the construction of political propaganda, particularly in the advertisements of World War I. The instructional activities of this resource can also be applied to a variety of historical periods as a activity on institutional methods of persuasion.
Creating War Propaganda
Students analyze propaganda techniques using posters, speeches, and other examples of this type of persuasion. They use this information to design their own examples of propaganda. They focus on propaganda techniques used during war.