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  • 1. • SWBAT define propaganda • SWBAT explain how propaganda and nationalism mobilized citizens in support of total war.
  • 2. DO NOW • Please get your poster. You and your group mates have 10 minutes to complete the poster! • Make sure you are working efficiently and will be ready to begin class in 10 minutes.
  • 3.  Explosion in Afghanistan US Soldier serving in Iraq -->
  • 4. What is propaganda? • A way of manipulating people using images and words to achieve a desired affect or outcome • Propaganda clouds reality and gets in the way of clear and honest thinking
  • 5. What is propaganda in your own words?
  • 6. How does propaganda do this? Method: • Bandwagon: encourages you to think that because everyone else is doing something, you should do it too, or you'll be left out.
  • 7. Method: • Testimonial: It is when "big name" personalities are used to endorse a product.
  • 8. • Fear: It informs people that personal danger is about to happen if they do or do not do some specific action.
  • 9. • Glittering Generalities: Use of words and images that generally carry a favorable meaning to everyone (Examples: liberty, democracy, and freedom). "Open the door to freedom! Put a strong man at the helm! Out of the swamp! Forward with the powers of renewal!”
  • 10. • Name Calling: the use of derogatory terms, stereotypes or outright racism to suggest that the enemy is of less value or not human.
  • 11. Which of these methods of propaganda do you think works the best? WHY?
  • 12. PROPAGANDA CREATES A SENSE OF NATIONALISM WHY? _____________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________
  • 13. Group • You will work in your color groups to analyze six different propaganda posters. • You need to work TOGETHER to complete this activity. • Lets read the direction on the worksheet you will each be completing!
  • 14. Propaganda Poster • You will create your own WWI propaganda poster (20 Points). • Consider the following topics: – enlistment and recruitment – financing the war – the role of women – aiding our allies • Clearly use one of the propaganda methods.
  • 15. HOMEWORK • Find an example of propaganda in our lives today. 1. What propaganda is it: magazine advertisement, tv commercial, radio? 2. Describe the image/sound. 3. What is the message? 4. What method of propaganda are they using? 5. Is it effective?