Mobilizing Children

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Scholars find out how the government used propaganda to mobilize children to help in the war effort. Lesson exercises include analyzing a quote from Franklin Roosevelt, viewing propaganda images and posters, and participating in a lively class discussion.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Flip your class by assigning pupils to watch the Disney cartoon video as homework before class discussion the next day
  • Provide English learners with a short summary or transcript after the initial class discussion 
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires instructors to present images in some way, whether through projection or by printing handouts
Pros

  • Helps individuals understand complicated concepts, such as the influence of propaganda on youth
  • Uses a relatable company, Disney, that many pupils recognize
  • Questions during class discussion require critical thinking skills
Cons

  • None