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Propaganda and its use in WWI

Name: Elmo Chae (Nu Lee) Class/Subject: U.S. History Date: 11/14/12 Student Objectives/Student Outcomes: For students to look at different examples of propaganda from the perspective of Americans and their enemies Assess the intended messages of the posters and their effectiveness on American society Identify common themes within each of the posters Content Standards: 16.A.3b Make inferences about historical events and eras using historical maps and other historical sources (in this case, propaganda posters) 16.A.3c Identify the differences between historical fact and interpretation. Materials/Resources/Technology: Computer Smartboard Powerpoint presentation Blank sheets of paper Teachers Goals: To illustrate the state of the U.S. post-WWI To demonstrate the effects of new technology and its impact on the lives of the American people To examine U.S. national heroes and why they became heroes Time 5 mins Start of Class: Teacher will start the class by talking about the election and the 2 candidates, focusing on their advertising strategies. Then, the teacher will draw the connection between advertising and propaganda, introducing the top for todays lesson. Then the teacher will review what the class has learned about the U.S. thus far, establishing the context for propaganda in WWI. Introduction of Lesson: Teacher will explain the objectives of the day, mainly to examine propaganda in WWI and list its characteristics and affects on American society and culture. Lesson Instruction:

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Teacher will begin by asking what American society was like before World War I. Using the Powerpoint presentation, the teacher will show four examples of propaganda posters: -War bonds, the American family, enlisting in the army, the enemy Will go through each poster together as a class, noting observations of each poster, interpreting the message it is trying to convey, and the purpose of each poster. After going through each poster, teacher will put up a venn diagram on the smart board to discuss all of the posters similarities and differences for the students to fill out. Assessments/Checks for Understanding: Students will be given the task of creating their own WWI propaganda posters. It can be about anything related to the war effort. After about 5-7 minutes, the teacher will ask for volunteers to share their posters and explain what it is about. Closure/Wrap-Up/Review: Reviewing the uses of propaganda and the effect it had on American society. Making connections to how propaganda is still prevalent today, it is just not related to a war effort. Self-Assessment: Observation form given to co-op teacher for evaluation, go over the lesson during the co-op teachers planning period.

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