Propaganda and Spin

This Propaganda and Spin handout & reference also includes:

How do you spin information to create propaganda? How is propaganda used in politics? Pupils explore the techniques used to sway public opinion, and use past and current ads as a model to design their own advertisements based on those techniques.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use this resource during an election year to evaluate current candidates and their use of propaganda in advertisements and public addresses
  • While not specifically addressing any particular historical periods, this resource could be referenced during your study of wartime propaganda
Classroom Considerations

  • It may take some time to acquire the recommended sample advertisements and propaganda pieces; consider having learners curate their own examples to contribute to a class collection
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  • All activity materials included
  • Excellent instructional guidelines
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