Propaganda Through History: Analyzing Historical Sources

Working in teams, pairs, or individually, scholars select one resource from a gallery of historical sources and consider which examples might be considered propaganda, the techniques used to persuade audiences, and evaluate how the propaganda is the same as or different from propaganda seen today.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Display and review the E.S.C.A.P.E. poster created for a previous lesson
Classroom Considerations
  • Presumes pupils are familiar with the E.S.C.A.P.E. strategies (evidence, source, context, audience, purpose, and execution) from previous lessons in the series
  • Requires copies, one per learner, of the "Propaganda Through History" worksheet
  • Participants need access to devices with internet and loaded with a link to the gallery of historical sources
Pros
  • The seven questions guide the conversation and focus attention on key elements to evaluate
Cons
  • None