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What is propaganda?. Propaganda. “Ideas, information, or other material disseminated to win people over to a given doctrine” The American Heritage Dictionary Any form of communication that sends a message Used by governments during WWII. Propaganda Can Be. A poster. Propaganda Can Be….

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propaganda
Propaganda
  • “Ideas, information, or other material disseminated to win people over to a given doctrine”
          • The American Heritage Dictionary
  • Any form of communication that sends a message
    • Used by governments during WWII
propaganda can be4
Propaganda Can Be…
  • A song
    • Click on the radio to hear “Bonds Today”
    • See “Supplemental Information”
propaganda can be5
Propaganda Can Be...
  • A radio broadcast
    • Click on the radio to hear Axis Sally
    • See “Supplemental Information”
propaganda can be6
Propaganda Can Be…
  • A schoolbook
    • Click on the book to see a 5th grade German Biology text (in English) from 1942
    • See “Supplemental Information”
us propaganda on the homefront

OWI

US Propaganda on the Homefront
  • Office of War Information
    • promoted patriotism
    • civilian morale
    • consumer shortages
propaganda vs advertising

Sewing Machines

Sewing Machines --

you want ‘em, we’ve got ‘em!

Better hurry before they’re gone!

Big Roy’s

1876 Main Street

Propaganda vs. Advertising
  • Intent
    • persuade
    • honesty
  • Audience
    • awareness
  • Originator
    • known vs. unknown
propaganda in our midst
Propaganda in our midst
  • Billboards
  • Flyers
  • Brochures
  • Television
  • Radio
  • etc.
propaganda and the military
Propaganda and the Military
  • Demoralizing messages
    • radio shows
    • Desert Storm
  • Boost morale
    • Allied broadcasts
    • make service attractive
propaganda and the military cont
Propaganda and the Military (cont.)
  • Selective Training and Service Act
    • 1940
    • first peacetime draft
    • all men aged 21 to 35
examples
Examples

Either a German or a Christian

You cannot be both

The

Greatest Mother

in the World

examples13
Examples

Don’t Let That Shadow Reach Them

  • Informing the public
  • What shadow?
    • What does it mean?
examples14
Examples
  • Promoting support

for War effort in the

face of shortages

  • Promoting Racism
examples15
Examples
  • Who is he?
  • What is the message?

“Keep him out of America”

  • Who is he?
assignment
Assignment
  • Give 2 types of propaganda used during World War II and explain why it was used
  • Tips
    • tell whom the intended audience was
    • give examples
    • illustrate, if desired
    • complete sentences!
    • proper grammar and spelling!