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Lesson: Skin Fruit: Propaganda of the Deed

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Art can express acts of injustice and move society to action. Upper graders analyze contemporary art relating to specific moments in history. They discuss propaganda, anarchy, sociology, and violence as activism. After researching and...
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Propaganda Project

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
Put the advertising in the hands of your pupils. They design and promote a product, using propaganda techniques to persuade those who view their newspaper ad. Learners must include certain information about their product as well as a...
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WWII Project Outline

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Work together as a class and get to know the ins and outs of World War II with this engaging collaborative project. Class members are broken into groups to research particular war topics, from life on the home front to the Holocaust and...
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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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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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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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The Home Front: How Did People Prepare for the War at Home?

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Wars have a profound effect not only on a country's soldiers, but also on the everyday lives of its citizens. Invite young historians to discover how Britain prepared for the second World War by analyzing a series of government posters...
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How do I look to you?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Present propaganda to your class with a set of posters and pamphlets. Learners create their own advertisements and discuss how they might add propaganda into their work. Next, small groups analyze posters about child nutrition and fill...
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Persuasive Techniques in Advertising and Make Your Own Advertisement

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Are you looking for a collaborative and fun way to teach persuasion? This could be a great resource for you! After reviewing advertising techniques and searching for examples of propaganda, have your class create and present their own...
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How are People Portrayed by Different Media?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Your 9th - 12th graders can hone their analysis and critical thinking skills by studying the way a subject is portrayed across media types. They examine how various print, visual, and online sources have portrayed key players in the 9/11...
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Propaganda and World War II

For Teachers 10th - 11th
What was the true meaning behind WWII propaganda posters? Historians analyze images from the U.S., Great Britain, Nazi Germany, and the Soviet Union, sharing findings in small groups. A poster analysis worksheet and all posters are...
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African Americans in the Civil War

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine the contributions of African American soldiers during the Civil War. In pairs, they complete Civil War timeline worksheets. They use character cards to assume the identities of African Americans and determine whether or...
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Totalitarianism

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Introduce the concept of Totalitarian government. This informative slide show outlines key reasons, events, and rulers that employ a Totalitarian Doctrine.
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1914-1918: The World at War

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Thorough and engaging, this presentation details the causes and contexts of World War I on all fronts. It covers "the spark" that began it all, as well as the effect of technology on weaponry and the role of women on the home front and...
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Parallel Structure

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Color-coded examples highlight a presentation on parallel structures. Slides model for viewers how to use the same pattern of words to show that the ideas or items have the same level of importance. Word, phrase, and clause samples are...
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Connotation in Propaganda

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers assess persuasive techniques in propaganda. They identify and critique rhetorical devices in primary source documents (sources are not specified, but links to sites that contain various documents are included). Groups make...
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Simulation: Revolutionary Town Hall Meeting

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Secondary historians simulate events leading up to the American Revolution. They assume the roles of patriots, loyalists, or neutrals in a town meeting set prior to the Revolution. As Patriots and Loyalists make their arguments, neutrals...
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Teaching with Poster Art: World War I Posters

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students interpret historical evidence presented in primary resources. In this World War I lesson, students examine World War I posters. Students investigate the use of propaganda strategies in the posters and discuss the visual metaphors.
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Truth in Advertising

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Does propaganda exist in popular media? Explore the concept of propaganda in this media education instructional activity. Middle schoolers examine persuasive techniques used in commercials. They then create commercials that feature...
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Recognizing Propaganda/Bias

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Middle and high schoolers examine the uses of propaganda during the Nazi era. Using examples of propaganda used by Hitler, they discuss how it changed the thinking and ideas of people exposed to it. In groups, they identify how and why...
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America on the Home-Front during WWII

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Here are 35 images ready to complement your next lecture on the Home-Front during WWII. While there isn't any text in this presentation, it won't matter. Each image is a great representation of what life was like for the people back...
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Lesson 5: Rally the Colonists

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders discover the role that propaganda played in prompting the colonists to rebel against the British. In this American Revolution lesson, 10th graders analyze the Gadsden Flag and discuss how slogans inspire people to act.
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United We Win

For Students 8th - 12th
In this World War II learning exercise, students examine a propaganda poster featuring racial solidarity and then respond to 2 short answer questions based on their analysis of the poster.
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Women in the WWII Workplace: Propaganda vs. Reality

For Students 8th - 12th
In this propaganda worksheet, students analyze posters of Rosie the Riveter and respond to 4 short answer questions about the poster and World War II realities.
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Propaganda, WWII, Ghetto‘s, and Analysis of Primary Resources

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students consider the implications of anti-Semitism. In this World War II lesson, students examine selected documents and images featuring the propaganda that promoted Jewish persecution. Students write essays that highlight how the Nazi...
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Sell It with Propaganda

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Augment a unit on propaganda by prompting class members to create propaganda. Using Frames software, groups demonstrate their understanding of propaganda techniques by designing a new product, creating a commercial to sell their product,...
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Anarchists

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
High schoolers identify and gain an understanding of the politics behind the killing of President McKinley, as well as the anarchist movements that continue to exist worldwide. Then they select a form of anarchy and write a short story...
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The Other Roman Empire

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers interpret their findings from resources and explain each Eastern Roman Emperor's policies. They compare Eastern and Western Roman Empires and explain how the transfer of power from the Western Roman Empire to the Eastern...
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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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Anne Frank: 'Everything Changed For Us'

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Learners discuss the rights that we take for granted, comparing them to the rights lost by the Jews under Hitler. They determine the types of discrimination that led to more acute persecution and explain the impact of majorities and...
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Spreading the Word

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students analyze the use of propaganda in the war against terrorism, focusing specifically on the attacks in Afghanistan, exploring the distinction between ideas spread to benefit a cause and those spread to damage an opposing cause.
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Freedom of Hate Speech?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students, using a New York Times article as a springboard for discussion, investigate and debate the complex issues of First Amendments Rights and censorship for Hate Groups using Websites for propaganda.
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Jumping Off the Bandwagon

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Teach your class to be critical consumers by studying persuasion in advertising.
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News or Propaganda?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
What is considered news vs. propaganda? Learners will discuss objectivity and press responsibility while exploring these two concepts. They work in small groups to explore the article in-depth, guided by reading comprehension and...
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AP Environmental Science-Food Fight

For Teachers 10th - 12th
The content in this lesson is of a controversial nature. Please review to make sure it is suitable for your class. A video, The Meatrix is shown to the class, and then they discuss the emotionally-charged language that it uses. They are...
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Author’s Purpose

For Students 6th - 10th
In this literary elements worksheet, students respond to 18 short answer and multiple choice questions regarding the author's purpose in "A World Made Beautiful by Dzine."
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Creating the Goods

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students market goods or services to one another. In this media awareness lesson, students use propaganda techniques to create commercials for goods or services of their choice.
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Techniques Used to Convey Media Messages

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students consider the impact of media messages. In this media awareness lesson, students discover the types of media techniques employed in advertising and share examples of each as they create media message collages.
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Propaganda in the 1900's

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students examine primary sources to discover information about life in the 20th century. For this propaganda lesson, students analyze posters from the time period and present their findings to their classmates. 
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Propaganda in World War One

For Students 8th - 12th
In this World War I worksheet, students respond to 15 fill in the blank questions about types of propaganda and the types that were used during the war.
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Nazi Germany

For Students 9th - 12th
In this German history learning exercise, students respond to 18 short answer questions about Nazi Germany and propaganda techniques.
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World War II: A United Front

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students interpret historical evidence presented in primary resources. In this World War II instructional activity, students examine racial relations during the war and then examine propaganda techniques employed by...
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Understanding Propaganda

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Young scholars define propaganda and give examples from the mass media. In this propaganda lesson, students review examples of propaganda and then research versions of it in the mass media.
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Korean War Propaganda

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the concept of war propaganda. In this Korean War lesson, students discover the role of wartime propaganda as they examine North Korean and Chinese brochures that were created by the U.S. military during the war....
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Cartoon-Truth or Tale

For Teachers 6th - 11th
Students examine Nazi propaganda. In this Holocaust lesson, students investigate the power of symbolism as they examine Nazi propaganda cartoons and then create their own cartoons using propaganda regarding current events of their choosing.
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PETA Pressure

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine what a "target audience" is and evaluate the PETA website for tactics that exploit the characteristics of their target audience. They read and discuss a handout, analyze the PETA website in small groups, and participate...
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Federalist Papers

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars examine the propaganda used to present two opposing viewpoints during ratification of the Constitution. Through research and text reading they examine the arguments made for and against the ratification of the...
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What Is Wrong With This Ad?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students investigate the concept of propaganda and how it is used in the world today. The lesson includes statistics that can be displayed and studied by using a cross-curricular methods of mathematics. Students also create their own...
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World War I: Propaganda

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Learners examine propaganda from the World War I era. Using the examples, they identify how they were able to change the opinions of those viewing it. They discuss whether the United States entered the war to find new markets and further...
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Rise of Totalitarianism

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers participate in a simulation of inflation to help them consider how the German depression of the early 1920's contributed to the support of Adolf Hitler. They discuss how they would vote in a similar situation.
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Nazi Propagandist Art

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine slides of Nazi propagandist art and discuss as a class. As they view the slides, the teacher shares a small explanation and they offer any comments, reactions and insights that come to mind.
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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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The Media

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers identify various forms of media used in a political campaign and compare the different formats as vehicles for distributing political messages. They analyze the effectiveness of candidate's uses of different media.
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The Power of the Press

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students identify an editorial and propaganda, discuss differences between weekly and daily newspapers, analyze needs of rural and urban newspaper audiences, and evaluate possible power of the press and importance of multiple views...
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Hidden Persuaders

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine classic propaganda techniques to analyze factors which influence learning and thinking processes influencing formation of public opinion through these lessons.
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Propaganda Poster

For Teachers 9th - 12th
This activity is sure to engage your young historians, as they work with a partner to design World War I propaganda posters from both the United States perspective and the perspective of a Central Power. Learners will construct a...
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Techniques Used in Advertising & Propaganda

For Teachers 7th - 12th
How do different companies market their products? This presentation focuses on a variety of techniques that the big guys use to drive consumerism. Techniques like ad hominem, appeal to authority, and appeal to fear (to name a few) are...
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Art and Propaganda

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Explore the use of propaganda in art. In this visual arts lesson, analyze events from the American Revolution or Westward Expansion as they view artwork and read narrative accounts. Students explain how the artwork symbolically...
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Propaganda

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Introduce your class members to propaganda techniques writers and advertisers use to influence their opinions. Each appeal is defined and illustrated with examples from current ads and political campaigns. Additional examples are...
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Are Antismoking Ads Effective?

For Students 9th - 12th
Are the anti-smoking ads put out by the federal government effective? This question is posed to your critical thinkers. They'll read excerpts from a New York Times article and then compose thoughtful blog responses to four related...
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Rewards of Reading

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students examine how to make reading a habit. They read and discuss an article, discuss anti-war messages in Dr. Seuss books, complete a worksheet, and analyze the first amendment.
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Online Propaganda and the Proliferation of Hate

For Teachers 10th - 12th
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...
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Animal Farm: Propaganda

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders study the concept of propaganda and its major techniques. they define propaganda; analyze use of techniques in AF; create own propaganda using common techniques on a current topic.
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I'm Proud... My Husband Wants Me To Do My Part

For Students 8th - 12th
For this World War II worksheet, students examine a propaganda poster featuring women and the war effort and then respond to 4 short answer questions based on their analysis of the poster.
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Cartoons for the Classroom: Taking a Stand

For Students 8th - 12th
In this current events worksheet, students analyze political cartoons that feature the use of persuasion and propaganda. Students respond to 2 short answer questions.
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Triumph of the Will

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students view the propaganda film, "Triumph of the Will". Identifying propaganda techniques used, they review any fallacies in logic or persuasive appeals. They discover elements in German culture and their meaning in 1934. They...
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World War II and Propaganda Efforts

For Teachers 8th - 12th
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
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Motion Picture Analysis Worksheet

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this arts worksheet, students analyze a motion picture. They list three concepts that they expect to see based on the title of the film, including the people. Then they identify the type and its physical qualities. Finally, students...
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On the Home Front

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students list specific actions taken on the home front by non-combatants during World War II, discuss ways students have been and can be involved in a home front war effort, and analyze war posters.
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Art and Propaganda

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers 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...
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World War II

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars explore the types of propaganda used during WW II. They identify and interpret the themes of WWI as well as participate in a performance of a political debate. They explore the concept of persuasion in a variety of formats.
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Thinking About Hate

For Teachers 8th - 10th
This lesson starts out with a guided discussion about the statement "Birds fly in the sky; airplanes fly in the sky; therefore, airplanes are birds" and goes on to cover logical fallacies and reliable sources, relating these to the topic...
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Revolutionary Propaganda: Persuasion and Colonial Support

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore persuasive techniques employed during the Revolutionary War. In this research skills lesson, students use the SOAPstone method to analyze several primary documents that feature the build up by colonists to the American...
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Emotional Effects of World War One

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Explore how World War One affected the world and changed the writings of poets and authors to create a new movement called Modernism. Identify how articles, memoirs, diaries, and poetry written after the war changed. Practice writing a...
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World War II Propaganda

For Students 8th - 12th
In this World War II instructional activity, students examine instructor-provided advertisements from the war and complete the provided graphic organizer by relating whether the advertisements met their needs.
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Propaganda and Political Cartoons in Early American History

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders identify uses of propaganda. In this propaganda lesson, 5th graders view political cartoons, discuss their features and uses, then create their own example to share with others. 
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"No Laughing Matter" Analyzing Political Cartoons

For Teachers 1st - 7th
Students investigate propaganda by researching cartoon images. In this political slander instructional activity, students view a PowerPoint slide-show of images dedicated to humiliating public political figures. Students explore the...
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Photography in the Holocaust

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students analyze photographs for the use of propaganda. They explore the idea of having photos used as historical documents. Students realize the importance of having photos to tell stories.
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The Home Front - "Use It Up, Wear It Out, Make It Do Or Do Without!"

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine documents that explore U.S. government advertisements from the WWII era that encouraged people to grow victory gardens, recycle and conserve resources as part of the war effort. They discuss propaganda and design their...
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My Secret War: The WWII Diary of Madeline Beck: Lesson 11

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore world history by participating in a class game. In this propaganda lesson, 5th graders identify Madeline Beck and the role women played during World War II. Students create fictitious propaganda posters and...
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World War II at Home: Victory Gardens

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders identify and define a Victory Garden. In this Victory Garden lesson, 5th graders design a poster to promote use of using personal gardens during World War II. Supplementary activities are also suggested.
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Use of Persuasive Strategies to Analyze Historical Information- WWII Posters

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students consider how propaganda was used during World War II. For this World War II lesson, students analyze posters that were used to garner support for World War II. Students discuss their impressions of the posters.
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The Early American Temperance/Anti-tobacco Movement

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders consider movements to regulate alcohol and tobacco use. In this Temperance Movements activity, 10th graders compare and contrast movements in the 1800's and the modern era as they research selected primary and secondary...
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WWII News Reporters

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Young scholars 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. Young scholars create news report videos based in their...
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The Home Front - "Food Will Win The War"

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners define and identify propaganda. They analyze the multiple sides of an issue (problem resolution skills), then discuss the racial environment of Alabama during World War I. They reate a poster reflecting the concerns of the time...
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Propaganda

For Teachers 6th - 12th
This propaganda PowerPoint provides an overview of propaganda techniques used in advertising and provides information to the audience in order to make informed decisions. The propaganda techniques included are bandwagon, testimonial,...
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Lesson 7: The Media

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders examine propaganda techniques. For this media awareness lesson, 12th graders discuss the types of propaganda used to sway interest or sell products. Students then read excerpts of books and news articles to analyze how...
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Presidential Campaign: Posters of Yesterday and Today

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars analyze the election process. In this presidential campaign lesson, students view campaign posters of yesterday and today.  Young scholars research party names and a variety of campaign materials. Students create a Venn...
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Propaganda Techniques

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars recognize and separate various techniques of propaganda.  In this propaganda lesson, students read a handout about the various types of propaganda and how it is used ina political campaign.
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Anti-Dogfighting Curriculum: Media and Propaganda Extension Lesson

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students investigate the different types of propaganda. In this media analysis lesson plan, students define and investigate the various types of media propaganda. Students observe how advertisements may not show how the item advertised...
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The Korean War through the Perspectives of Political Cartoons and Political Posters

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners analyze primary source documents to understand the Korean War. In this Korean War instructional activity, students view a political cartoon and discuss the symbolism and perspective presented. Learners work in groups to complete...
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Putting a Spin on Current Events

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners discover propaganda.  In this Greek mythology lesson, students discuss meanings of ancient art work with their class.  Learners investigate the dishonesty behind propaganda.  
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Propaganda

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students discuss wartime propaganda after viewing the World War II film "Christmas Under Fire." They answer discussion questions, identify passages of propaganda from a transcript of the film, and write a brief from the Ministry of...
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Japan's Textbook Case

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students read and discuss "Japan's Refusal to Revise Textbooks Angers Neighbors." They discuss how accurately textbooks account for historical events, then collaborate to write unbiased textbook entries for current events.
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The Need to Evaluate

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students access three Internet sites and question information found on the Internet. They research a question using the Internet and recognize discrepancies among Web sites. They compare Web site information to printed information.
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Ad Purpose

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young scholars view and create commercials which use the propaganda techniques of bandwagon, plain folks, fear and testimonial. Students brainstorm how media advertisements influence people and watch several examples of different types...
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Peaceful Pamphlets

For Teachers 7th
Student define and find examples of the major types of propaganda. They work in groups to complete the associated worksheets before designing a brochure that uses propaganda to promote nonviolence.
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Propaganda & Persuasive Techniques: Do You Buy It?

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders investigate the basic persuasive techniques employed in advertising. They identify three examples of propaganda/persuasive techniques, complete an observation chart, take an advertising quiz, complete a spreadsheet that...
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Message Control

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine various forms of propaganda and how they are used to manipulate public opinion. Students review the techniques of propaganda, learn to recognize propaganda in oral, written, and visual communications and practice...
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R U 2 Cool 2 Fool?

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders discover techniques that media uses to influence consumers buying patterns. They complete an online media literacy quiz and explore how advertisers target the teen population.
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A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders create a multimedia, image only ad campaign on a contemporary controversial issue. They base their public service announcement, Powerpoint presentation, Web page, or video on methods used by Martin Luther during the...
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The Wild, Wild West

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders research the history of the transcontinental railroad. They use advertising propaganda techniques to design and create a poster encouraging people to explore the West by rail.
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The Mississippi Bubble: Keep it Alive with Propaganda

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students define propaganda and investigate the different propaganda techniques. They use propaganda techniques when writing a letter or preparing a commercial.
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Come On, You Can Trust Me

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders see how to define and then recognize a variety of propaganda techniques at work in their everyday world. Choosing one technique, they creatively demonstrate a thorough understanding from real world experiences. A very rich...
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Sense or Ship?

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students discuss constitutional freedoms and rights of privacy. They read the novel, 1984, by George Orwell and right one-page reports on the elements of propaganda. In groups, they discuss and write about pros/cons on specified ideas...
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Warfare Without Bullets

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify the basic elements of effective propaganda techniques. They make generalizations regarding the purpose of War time propaganda after interpreting several propaganda pieces. They view a Powerpoint presentation.
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Looking at Photographs

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners evaluate photographs as historical documents and photographs as propaganda.
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Uncovering Assumptions through Critical Writing

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students identify assumptions and propaganda techniques in advertisements. They use these techniques to create their own advertisement for a product and write a business letter persuading a company to produce their product.
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Guidelines for Recognizing Persuasiveness, Propaganda, and Stereotypes

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students investigate advertisements for examples of persuasiveness, propaganda, and stereotypes.  In this persuasion lesson, students find examples of advertisements that are unusual or common.  Students discuss guidelines for...
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Propaganda/Stereotypes Used in the Media

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students write a character sketch on a television character who they feel is a stereotype.  In this propaganda/stereotype lesson, students discuss the definition of the terms and ways that the media uses both.  Students relate the use of...
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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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Ny Secret War: Lesson 10

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore the role of propaganda during the war. In this social studies lesson, 5th graders view various forms of propaganda and design their own propaganda poster.
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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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Propaganda and Its Effects on WWI

For Teachers 5th - 7th
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...
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To War or Not To War!

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders examine the various types of propaganda used during World War II. In groups, they make notes on each example and determine why they believe the opinion of the United States involvement in the war changed. They share their...
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Art and Patriotic Culture

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Art forms, especially government-sponsored "poster art", very effectively conveyed specific cultural values during World War II. Understanding the role that visual images play in expressing issues and ideas is critical to developing...
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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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GI's, Gals & Gardens

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students, in groups, design a war participation campaign for a specific audience during WWII. They design posters and prepare an oral presentation for the class.
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Teaching With Documents: Powers of Persuasion - Poster Art of World War II

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Pupils analyze 11 posters from wartime and complete a worksheet. They discuss the similarities and differences between the posters and where the posters might have been posted. Student volunteers from each group present the posters to...
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War Time Propaganda: American Posters of the Great War

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students identify propaganda related to World War and discuss its impact on society and research issues related to the American war effort between 1914 and 1918.
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One With Nature: Lesson 13 Is Number 13 Of 16 In Unit Plan

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students examine propaganda techniques. In this language arts lesson, students complete an activity on prefixes and suffixes. Then, they begin an examination of propaganda techniques. Students will choose a technique and develop an...
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Are We under the Influence? A First Look

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students explore propaganda techniques. In this media awareness lesson plan, students watch instructor-selected commercial clips and identify the propaganda techniques used in each of them using the provided propaganda handouts.
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Recognizing Advertising Techniques

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students explore advertising techniques. In this media awareness lesson, students read articles about foods and their links to childhood obesity. Students also discuss propaganda techniques that advertisers use to sell certain foods. 
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What Is the Influence?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students investigate propaganda techniques. In this media awareness lesson, students watch instructor-selected commercial clips and use the provided propaganda handouts to identify the propaganda techniques used in each of them.
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Are We under the Influence? A Second Look

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students explore propaganda techniques. In this media awareness lesson, students watch instructor-selected commercial clips and identify the propaganda techniques used in each of them using the provided propaganda handouts.
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Script Reading

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students investigate propaganda techniques. In this media awareness lesson, students watch drug commercial clips and identify the purpose of pacing in advertising. 
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Propaganda During World War I

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders consider how propaganda was used during World War I. In this World War I lesson plan, 8th graders analyze posters that were used to garner support for World War I. Students use the provided worksheet to analyze the posters.
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World War I Propaganda

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students 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. Students also...
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Media Literacy: Discovering and Understanding Propaganda

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders study different types of propaganda and select an issue that is significant to them.  In this exploratory lesson students design and create posters on the topic of their choice and write a narrative describing it. 
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Perception Propaganda

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders explore the various uses of perception, propaganda, and perspective.  In this Social Studies instructional activity, 11th graders distinguish between fact and fiction.  Students analyze the impact of conflict on society.
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The Cuban Missile Crisis and the Cold War

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders consider how the Cuban Missile Crisis fit into the Cold War. In this Cuban Missile Crisis lesson, 6th graders watch a propaganda video produced for Americans during the Cold War. Students examine fallout shelter plans and...
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Historical Witness: Social Messaging

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students examine the persuasive techniques of leaders. In this propaganda lesson, students discover the practices that Louis XIV and Caligula used to persuade others. Students watch "The Merchants of Cool" and discuss propaganda used...
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The Information Revolution: A Hypothetical Case

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers consider the implications of the information revolution. In this information age instructional activity, students discuss informatics and the misuse of information. High schoolers form a fictional bureau of information...
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Putting a Spin on Current Events

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners explore the artistic value of propaganda. In this visual arts lesson, students analyze antique artistic pieces for their political agenda perpetuation. Learners discuss propaganda techniques of the past to today prior to...
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Introduction of Careers in Fine Arts and Communications

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders create advertising campaigns. In this communications lesson, 9th graders explore the use of propaganda endorsements, bandwagon appeals, name calling, plain folks appeal and generalities in advertising. Students then create...
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WWI Home Front

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine WWI topics and answer questions about them. In this WWI propaganda lesson plan, students examine cartoons used during WWI and answer questions about the propaganda. Students then read letters about influenza and complete...
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The Wild, Wild West

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore the American West. In this American history lesson, 6th graders use propaganda to create a poster advertising the use of the Transcontinental Railroad to head West.
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Land of Milk and Honey: Propaganda and the Colonies

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore the concept of propaganda. In this colonial settlement instructional activity, 4th graders examine primary resources pertaining to the settlement of North Carolina by colonists. They write a persuasive journal...
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911 As History

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers recognize persuasive techniques, think criticaly about the messages contained in various media, and discuss controversial issues in constructive ways. They analyze the deeper messages contained in children's literature,...
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American Homefront

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders explore what life was like on the Homefront for Americans during World War II. They evaluate propaganda posters that were created during World War II. Students draw pictures depicting life on the American Homefront during...
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Hillary Clinton's Voting Record Distorted

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars examine how political advertisements can be used to deliver messages and stir emotions. Using a political ad from the 2006 Senate election, students generate questions based on the claims in the ads. They research...
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John McCain's Tax Stand Misrepresented

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine how political advertisements can be misleading. Using a political ad against tax reform, students generate questions based on the claims in the ads. They research information to support or refute the claims in the ad and...
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Media Literacy

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students investigate the advertising of the media and how it is used to persuade the public opinion. They define the differences or similarities found for the terms logos, pathos, and ethos. Students identify forms of propaganda in...
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Power, Persuasion & Propaganda: Exploring Multiple Motives

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students recognize different motives even in non-commercial media. They analyze the role of media in a democratic society and wrestle with ethical issues concerning media and the public good. They create a media message with one or more...
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Bias in Journalism

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students evaluate the credibility and reliability of various sources. Students survey the coverage of a particular event in different newspapers, select a current event and compare different perspectives. They write an article...
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Media Literacy

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students watch a video a pre-taped TV commercials. They define propaganda and re-watch the video. Students choose a poster from Posters American Style and journal about their observations. Students use the computer lab to develop tape...
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WWI Propaganda

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students research propaganda from World War I and compare it with propaganda used today. They define propaganda and discuss the five techniques used by advertisers, conduct Internet research, and create a project that compares how...
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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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THE TRUTH ABOUT HUMAN RIGHTS

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils analyze the the major historical events of Iraq and the human rights abuses that occurred under the leadership of Saddam Hussein.
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Word Picture - Communicating Visually

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students examine how words and visual images are used to influence people. They choose a word to illustrate using both lettering and visual images. They present their work and it is critiqued by a peer review.
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Propaganda

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders examine local examples of propaganda, such as election or political ads in order to identify types of propaganda and find examples of these in various media.
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Bias, Prejudice and Propaganda

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders examine bias, prejudeice, and propaganda in reading selections. They view commercials and print ads, discuss how the advertisers are trying to convince them of something, and keep a commercial journal.
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Recognizing Propaganda - Unreliable Testimony

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners investigate how product endorsements can be a form of propaganda. They analyze various shampoo ads, discuss celebrity endorsements and unreliable testimony, and create a written non-propaganda ad for or against a celebrity...
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Animal Farm: Propaganda

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders are introduced to the concept of propaganda and its major techniques. Emphasis is placed on the recognition and use of this technique in a variety of writing samples.
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The Propaganda Project

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders explore how the Nazis used propaganda in the 1930's. They draw a poster to show propaganda.
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Propaganda Flyer

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders create a persuasive flyer to sway the opinion of the class on a controversial issue. They read assigned editorials representing the viewpoint that they must defend.
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Advertising Techniques And Target Audiences Used in Commercials

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explain the power of advertising by researching advertising techniques, target audiences and a variety of ads. They learn and identify what advertising techniques are used: Bandwagon, Propaganda, and Testimonial.
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Recognizing Types of Propaganda in Advertising

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Young scholars recognize the various types of propaganda so that they be better able to recognize propaganda in its various forms.
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Propaganda Techniques

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students identify five propaganda techniques used in advertisements, then write their own ads using propaganda techniques that influence others to buy their products. They videotape their commercials, and write about recognizing propaganda.
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Looking at Photographs

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders evaluate photographs as historical documents.  In this social studies lesson, 6th graders analyze photographs as propaganda. 
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National Women's History Month

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students explore the messages presented through propaganda posters for the Bread and Roses protest of 1912 and define their role in women's emancipation. In this women's history lesson, students research propaganda sources and complete a...
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From the Four Corners 1

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students view a film looking at government propaganda during WWII. They look at the portrayal of Commonwealth tropps in "From the Four Corners." Students are asked to evaluate the utility of the film as evidence of why Commonwealth...
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Boston Massacre

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders create a Venn Diagram labeled "Police, Soldiers, Both," and compare and contrast the role of today's police officers with English soldiers in 1768. They also list some ways of protesting, such as boycotting and...
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Life on the American Homefront

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders examine the conditions of the homefront during World War II. Using propaganda, they discuss its role and how it affected people who viewed it. They identify the role citizens played during the war and create their own...
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Science Fiction War Films: Modern Versions of War Propaganda?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars 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.
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Selling the Trek West: Propaganda Through Artwork

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine why many individuals and groups wanted to encourage westward migration in the 1800's. They explore how trail guides with sketches, etchings, and even oil paintings were made to glorify the west.
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Anne Frank: Propaganda

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Young scholars discover techniques that are used to spread propaganda. They define what propaganda is and how it can be used in both a positive and negative manner. They produce an ad campaign for product.
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German Propaganda in World War I

For Teachers 6th - 11th
Students examine the effect of propaganda as a form of psychological warfare this gives students an opportunity to analyze primary source documents, and to develop skills in discussion, debate, and persuasive writing.
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Antisemitism

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders explore antisemitism and propaganda and stereotypes. They make connections to current-day antisemitism, racism, prejudice and bigotry.
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High Exposure

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students interpret data they receive from the media, discuss possible misinterpretation of data from the media and correctly respond to the misconception quiz question.
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Join Up

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders look closely at the reasons why Paul and his friends from the novel All Quiet on the Western Front, along with other soldiers joined the armed forces in WWI. Through primary sources and the novel, 10th graders explain...