Comparing WWI Food Conservation Posters

Food will win the war! At least, that is what some World War I-era posters say. Using two propaganda posters—one in English and one in Yiddish—young scholars consider why the Wilson administration had the posters created. Discussion questions help them link immigration and the war effort. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Use as an introductory activity for World War I home front efforts
  • Offer the activity to stimulate discussion during a unit on immigration
Classroom Considerations
  • Learners need computer access to engage with the images
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  • Images in multiple languages are engaging
  • Included questions make guiding a classroom discussion easy
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