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WWI Propaganda Poster Activity

WWI propaganda: describes propaganda, showing examples from WWI, and then instructions for an activity where students create their own WWI propaganda posters.
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Micah Walsh

on 27 April 2016

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Transcript of WWI Propaganda Poster Activity

WWI PROPAGANDA
What is Propaganda?
Publicity to promote something: information put out by an organization or government to promote a policy, idea, or cause


Misleading publicity: deceptive or distorted information that is systematically spread
Propaganda Techniques
Call opponents names to arouse people’s anger and fear

Use your own failures or defeats to gain sympathy and support for your cause

Appeal to people’s values and belief systems

Appeal to people’s emotions in order to persuade them to support particular actions
Propaganda also uses the following to be effective:
Size
Symbolism
Text
Imagery
Color
Analysis of Propaganda
Audience (who is the target of the message?)


Purpose (what actions is the propaganda promoting?)


Persuasion Techniques (what words, images, or emotions does it use?)
WWI Propaganda Poster Assignment
Using your creative skills, knowledge of WWI, and understanding of propaganda, design a poster that is convincing and effective.
Must be an original creation (not a copy of an example you have seen)

Must use at least three (or more) propaganda techniques
Your Name(s)
The country you are creating propaganda for (USA, Britain, Germany, etc)
Who was your audience?
Women? Soldiers? Workers? List all those that apply.

What was the purpose of your poster?
Recruitment? Conserving Resources (i.e.- victory gardens)? buying war bonds? Etc.

What propaganda techniques did you use? How are they effective in achieving your purpose?
On the back of your poster, include the following:
BE CREATIVE & HAVE FUN!
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