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Propaganda

You're the Author: WWI Propaganda Creation Project

Students will view a variety of examples of WWI propaganda posters and discuss their message and why they were important for the war effort.
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The Power of Persuasion: Press and Propaganda During World War I

Critically analyzing media/print bias is an important skill in today's world to avoid being manipulated by advertisers, news sources or politicians.
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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.
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Analyzing Truman's State of the Union Messages

Ways to use Truman's State of the Union addresses in teaching
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Analyzing a Political Comic Book Prepared for the 1948 Campaign

Students analyze a biographical comic book summarizing President Harry S. Truman's life prepared by the Democratic Party.
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Korean War Propaganda

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.
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Propaganda Posters

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.
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Causes of World War I

Students as a group will present a persuasive argument for which of the 4 MAIN (militarism, alliances, imperialism, nationalism) causes was primarily responsible for leading to World War I.
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Propaganda and the Sinking of the Lusitania

Students will learn the reasons for the US entering WWI, as well as being exposed to WWI propaganda which can be related to wartime propaganda in general.
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World War I Posters

In the classroom students will be creating a list, taking notes, pair sharing, brainstorming, discussing answer, and analyzing posters.
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