Analyzing Propaganda Posters

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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 and vote on which posters they found the most convincing.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Flip the class by asking learners to view propaganda posters from World War I beforehand
Classroom Considerations

  • Written for Canadian standards but translates well to propaganda in any country during World War I
  • Requires several materials for making posters such as poster board, crayons, paint, and markers
  • Presumes class members have previously studied propaganda techniques
Pros

  • Includes a poster analysis worksheet
  • Provides a plethora of examples for scholars to view before beginning their own posters
Cons

  • None
Common Core