Propaganda During World War 1 - Opening Pandora's Box

Win a war by owning the hearts and minds of those at home. Scholars research the use of propaganda by all nations involved in World War I. Using a short video clip, class members analyze the impact of government messages during the first global conflict in world history. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Research current propaganda used by governments around the world 
  • Place WWI propaganda posters around the room for research and discussion 
Classroom Considerations
  • Video clip lasts eight minutes
  • Opening lesson of a 32-part series
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • Audio and visual learners benefit from the YouTube clip
  • Lesson offers extension opportunities from the video with subtopics for group research of WWI propaganda
Cons
  • None