Propaganda Techniques and Harry S. Truman's St. Louis 1948 Reelection Speech
This activity will involve analyzing various propaganda techniques in the address delivered by President Harry S. Truman at the Kiel Auditorium in St. Louis, Missouri, on October 30, 1948, during his reelection campaign.
Uses analysis of primary source documents and small group discussion to help students gain a better understanding of the Korean War through the viewpoints of many different people. Students will learn about propaganda methods and types of propaganda.
The students will use American World War I propaganda posters to evaluate how individual citizens were encouraged to support the war effort. Students will work both individually and cooperatively during the course of this lesson.