Propaganda

The purpose of the the next lesson in the course is to allow students to explore the impact of propaganda on a society.  This lesson was developed by USHMM Teacher Fellow/Regional Education Corps Member and NC English Teacher, Laurie Schaefer for USHMM.  This lesson takes one full block, from bell to bell, to complete.  All materials listed (minus a teacher computer and projector) are included within the link to the lesson.

www.ushmm.org/propaganda/

Core Lesson Concept:  In this lesson, students are introduced to the definition of propaganda, as defined by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.  After unpacking the term, they are asked to consider the characteristics of propaganda and then to analyze an image from Nazi Germany.  Following the teacher-led introduction.  Students are then tasked with further exploring the topic via interaction with materials from USHMM's exhibition "State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda".  Students then apply the material to a homework assignment that asks them to analyze modern propaganda.

Materials:

High Tech Packet (For Low Tech Packet, please visit Laurie Schaefer's Webpage)