Images As Persuasion
Students examine how images can persuade or influence an audience. They discover how the message an image sends depends on the perspective of the audience.
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Persuasion in Historical Context: The Gettysburg Address
The Gettysburg Address is a powerful text. Use it to teach persuasion and the importance of word choice. The lesson detailed here includes a scaffolded background knowledge activity that includes image analysis of photos from the Civil...
7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Primary Source Letters
Learners analyze three primary source letters from 1939, each detailing the use of tobacco stringing. After thorough investigation, pupils take part in a grand conversation about the letters' purpose, accuracy, and relevance to the...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Persuasive Techniques in Advertising and Make Your Own Advertisement
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...
7th - 10th English Language Arts
Presenting Persuasively (Grades 9-12)
As a review of persuasive techniques, groups develop a one-sentence slogan designed to entice others to purchase a produce or adopt a point of view. The group then craft a storyboard for a commercial for their product.
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Thomas Jefferson's Library: Making the Case for a National Library
The United States Library of Congress, the largest library in the world. But such was not always the case. The library was destroyed during the War of 1812. In a persuasive letter to Samuel H. Smith, Thomas Jefferson offered to sell his...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Rivers and the Gabcikovo-Nagymaros Project
Damming rivers has been a case of necessity versus negative environmental impact since the process began. Kids take on the role of a stakeholder in the proposed damming of the Danube River. They begin by reading arguments for and against...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable