Lesson Plan

Political Persuasion: It’s All About Image

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Political candidates work hard at creating an image they believe will appeal to voters. High schoolers collect 10 photos and other images of a candidate and analyze them to determine what techniques create a positive or negative impression.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Use the resource before a local or national political campaign
  • Direct researchers to find images of the same candidate in both liberal and conservative news sources, noting the objects in the image and the colors used
  • Post the results of the image research on a themed focus wall
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires  copies of the "It's All About Image" worksheet
  • Each class member must locate 10 images to analyze; presumes pupils have access to such images
  • Includes questions that help scholars analyze the images
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