Propaganda War: Patriots vs. Loyalist

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Revolutions only succeed if the leaders can get the people on board. Study the ways that both Patriots and Loyalists tried to convince fellow colonists to join their causes with a lesson about propaganda during the American Revolution. Class members discuss the pros and cons of each side before drafting their own political advertisement for the time.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Connect to a career unit about public relations and advertising
  • Design an interdisciplinary lesson between language arts and social studies
  • Bring in objective primary sources for learners to compare to the ads
Classroom Considerations

  • Though the lesson is designed for North Carolina standards, it is applicable to social studies standards in any state, as well as to Common Core standards
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