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.
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Prelude to the Revolutionary War
Work on analyzing primary source documents and informational text with a set of reference material about the American Revolution. Middle schoolers read about the precursors and significant events of the Revolutionary War, and demonstrate...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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6th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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6th - 8th English Language Arts