Selling the Trek West: Propaganda Through Artwork
Young scholars examine why many individuals and groups wanted to encourage westward migration in the 1800's. They explore how trail guides with sketches, etchings, and even oil paintings were made to glorify the west.
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Propaganda - 9/11 and the War on Terrorism
Propaganda is an important topic that most high school social studies teachers address. Here, students compare and contrast methods of public persuasion during WWII with those used in the contemporary War on Terror. Research, discussion,...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
St. Patrick's Day - Lá Fhéile Pádraig
Youngsters use their imaginations and the story of St. Patrick to design original artwork for the holiday, by portraying where they think St. Patrick would have visited in the United States or illustrating what St. Patrick's Day means to...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Contemporary: Accelerating Global Change and Realignments
The twentieth century was marked by two distinct forces: conflict and progress. Examine the ways that wars and technological competition, industrialization and decolonization, and all antecedent forces and relationships to this point led...
9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
Lesson: Skin Fruit: Propaganda of the Deed
Art can express acts of injustice and move society to action. Upper graders analyze contemporary art relating to specific moments in history. They discuss propaganda, anarchy, sociology, and violence as activism. After researching and...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Patriots or Traitors - Point of View in the War for Independence
Patriots or traitors? Class members analyze images that present widely differing views of the Boston Tea Party, identifying the point of view of the image, the propaganda devices used, and the intended audience.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable