Propaganda Teacher Resources

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Propaganda Poster

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Class members work to gain support for their nation's war efforts in World War I through the creation of period propaganda posters! This handout sets the stage for the activity and lists requirements for construction of the posters, from...
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World War I Poster Project

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
These three worksheets will help get your World War I propaganda poster project well on its way! It offers sample images of various types of propaganda topics, such as buying victory bonds or joining military forces. It then provides a...
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Deciphering Propaganda Posters of World War I

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
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...
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World War I Propaganda Poster Project

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Beginning with an introduction to the purpose of the Committee on Public Information in the United States in World War I, this handout will help you launch a wartime propaganda poster project in your class. It includes directions on what...
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World War I Propaganda Project

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
This mini-project to design a World War I propaganda poster can be done as an in-class activity during a block period, or administered as a homework assignment. The resource outlines considerations that your young historians should have...
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WWI Propaganda Choice Activity

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
World War I propaganda techniques employed by the United States government are the focus of this lesson plan. The resource includes an excellent handout of propaganda techniques, ranging from appealing to authority to repetition, lying,...
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Self Portrait Propaganda Poster

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Using age-old propaganda methods alongside a modern resource, class members take pictures of themselves and turn them into parodies from another image, or they create entirely new versions of propaganda. They view photographs of past...
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World War I Propaganda Posters

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
What a great way to begin a propaganda poster project! This is a fantastic presentation of World War I propaganda posters, each with a brief description of the poster's objective and historical context. You can also have learners respond...
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Analyzing Propaganda Posters

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Understanding propaganda is very similar to understanding advertising's influence on an audience. Teach learners all about effective propaganda tactics by analyzing posters from World War I. Pupils work together to make their own posters...
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World War I Propaganda Posters

For Teachers 10th
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.
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Propaganda in the Cold War

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
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...
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Propaganda and Women's Suffrage

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
New ReviewAmericans who backed the suffragist movement used posters to gain the support of others for their cause. Class members analyze the visual imagery and propaganda devices used in a variety of these posters. In addition, groups examine how...
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Analyzing Media Literacy

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders define propaganda, evaluate World War II propaganda posters to analyze media literacy, complete War Poster Analysis worksheet, and create and share their own propaganda posters containing subject matter pertaining to war in...
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Influence of Media

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
We are bombarded with media images expressly designed to influence viewers. Learning how to analyze the intended effects of these images is essential and the focus of an activity that asks viewers to use the provided questions to guide...
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Propaganda of War

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine examples of war propaganda.  In this historical literature lesson, students research the elements of propaganda in relation to various wars of the past.  They discuss different types of propaganda, and the potential...
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Selling Warfare - Propaganda Posters

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the use and purpose of propaganda posters during World War I. They work in groups to create a propaganda poster supporting a nation's war effort.
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World War I Propaganda

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. In this World War I lesson, students examine the propaganda techniques used by different nations during the war and analyze examples. High...
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Propaganda and Its Effects on WWI

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Young scholars 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...
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World War I Home Front

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders examine various propaganda techniques used by governments during World War I. They analyze propaganda posters, identify the propaganda methods, and create their own posters dealing with the battle of Barstow football game.
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WWII News Reporters

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Learners develop their new reporting skills. In this World War II lesson, students design propaganda posters and research human interest stories related to World War II. Learners create news report videos based in their research findings.
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Putting a Spin on Current Events

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the artistic value of propaganda. For this visual arts lesson, students analyze antique artistic pieces for their political agenda perpetuation. Students discuss propaganda techniques of the past to today prior to...
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Historical Witness: Social Messaging

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students examine the persuasive techniques of leaders. In this propaganda instructional activity, students discover the practices that Louis XIV and Caligula used to persuade others. Students watch "The Merchants of Cool" and discuss...
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Artifact Creation Activity

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Creating an artifact that is representative of a specific time period provides an opportunity for amateur historians to understand the importance of primary sources. This resource describes the process for students to explore original or...
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How Did the Food Administration Convince Americans to Make Sacrifices during World War I?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
During American's involvemnt in World War I, citizens on the home front became directly involved in the war effort.  Scholars uncover just how Americans helped the war an ocean away with primary documents, investigative skills, and...
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Creating War Propaganda

For Teachers 5th - 6th
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.
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Laurence of Arabia

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students critically examine the life and contributions of Lawrence of Arabia to the modern Middle East. They view a video on Laurence of Arabia. Students discuss the movie. Students create a propaganda posters or stories identifying...
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Understanding Life System: Growth and Changes in Plants

For Teachers 3rd
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.
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My Secret War: Lesson 12

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore how the war affected American children. In this social studies lesson, 5th graders discuss how quotes made people feel about the war effort. Students write reflections on their reading.
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The Power of Images

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore emotions represented in artwork.  In this cross curriculum social studies and art lesson plan, students explain examples of political and social issues expressed in artwork by Dorthea Lang, Diego Rivera, Dan Eldon, as...
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Double V Campaign: Victory at Home and Victory Abroad

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Pupils write a persuasive essay as if they were an African American in World War II and decide if they would contribute war bonds or not. In this World War II lesson plan, students study the segregation of World War II and the unity that...