Selling the Trek West: Propaganda Through Artwork
Students 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 and Spin
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...
9th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Propaganda, Spin and Soundbite Politics
It's all about the spin! In an introduction to propaganda techniques and soundbite politics, scholars first learn about common propaganda techniques before seeing them in action in the context of the 2016 election cycle. Activities...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
Propaganda and Spin
The propaganda devices used by politicians' spin doctors can successfully change minds and shift public opinion. A timely resource asks class members to examine how these devices are used to influence the way citizens think about an...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Propaganda in the Cold War
Propaganda posters from the Cold War era offer class members an opportunity to employ the OPTIC strategy (overview, parts, topic, interrelationships, conclusions) to analyze 12 documents. Expert groups examine a visual, and then jigsaw...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Propaganda: Online and Throughout Contemporary History
After thoroughly examining the purposes and techniques of propaganda, your class will create and curate a Propaganda Museum to display and deconstruct original works of propaganda. Materials include propaganda techniques vocabulary, a...
7th - 10th Health
Post-Classical: Regional and Transregional Interactions
International trade from 600 AD to 1450 AD resulted in the flourishing of post-classical civilizations, the expansion of Islam across many regions, and the transmission of rare materials and innovative ideas — not to mention the spread...
9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
War & Expansion
How did the United States come to acquire two of its largest states? Your class members will learn about the sequence of events that led to and immediately followed the acquisition of Texas and California, including the Mexican-American...
13 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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
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