World War II

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During World War II propaganda was as important to the war effort as the soldiers in the field. Scholars consider how the government communicated messages of patriotism with propaganda by examining pieces from World War II. Then, they create their own using the same devices.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Discuss the techniques used in propaganda with a class discussion and primary source analysis
  • Ask pupils to create their own propaganda posters based on what they learned in the lesson
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires the ability to review high-quality copies of the included images
Pros

  • Images are intriguing and stimulate genuine debate
  • Lesson ideas relate propaganda to current advertising techniques, making learning relatable
Cons

  • None
Common Core