Uncle Sam and the American Diet

Uncle Sam wants you to follow the food pyramid! Scholars analyze two images of propaganda posters the government created to promote the food pyramid. Academics complete a worksheet to understand the impact of the campaign and end the activity with a group discussion on the effectiveness of the government's efforts. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Compare how the government has changed its stance on the American diet
  • Take a class vote to gauge if learners think the government's healthy food campaign has been successful 
Classroom Considerations
  • Students must have Internet access to complete the worksheet 
Pros
  • Activity is great to use in a lesson on government public campaigns
  • The resource uses primary sources to enhance learning 
Cons
  • None