Deciphering Propaganda Posters of World War I

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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.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Pros

  • Includes 10 images of World War I propaganda posters for analysis
  • Offers opportunity for extension lessons
Cons

  • May wish to incorporate more time for class to consider and/or research how techniques are utilized in advertising today
  • No answer key or historical contextual information provided