Student PagesAnalyzing World War I and II Propaganda A KnowledgeQuest for Secondary Students (United States History and World History) Designed by:Terri Bramhall and Michelle Pearsontbramhall@cherrycreekschools.org and email@example.comGrandview High School and Hulstrom Options School http://www.ghs.ccsd.k12.co.us/ August 2005
Directions for Students • Click once OR press the space key to advance to the next slide • Press the backspace key to go back one slide • Use the buttons at the bottom of each slide to go back and review any steps AFTER you have gone through all slides individually. • Follow the directions on each slide
Introduction for Students • In this lesson, you will be analyzing and comparing propaganda from World War I and War II.
The Task for Students… After analyzing propaganda from each war, you will write a comparative essay that compares World War I and World War II propaganda.
The Process for Students • Go to the following link http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpedu/features/puzzle/rosie/rospuz1.html • Complete the puzzle activity on the website and click “Go Ahead”. • Next, take out a sheet of paper and click on the “Test yourself!” link. • As you take the “quiz”, write down the question number and the correct answer (the actual answer, not the number of the answer). • Once all students have had a chance to complete the activity, there will be a class discussion led by the teacher.
The Process for Students • Following the class discussion, you will be analyzing World War I and II propaganda which are considered primary sources. • In groups of three or four, you will analyze four posters using the provided worksheet. *Make sure that you analyze 2 numbered posters (WWI) and 2 lettered posters (WWII). • At the end of each class period, there will be a class discussion led by the teacher. • During the second class period, you will finalize your analysis sheets. • Once you have analyzed four posters, you will select two of the posters that you will use in a comparative essay.
Evaluation for Students • You will be evaluated on the completion of your worksheets as well as your culminating project – comparative essay. • The worksheets will be graded based on completion. • The comparative essay will be graded based on the grading rubric. • Your comparative essay will include the following: • Compare and contrast of the elements of a World War I and a World War II poster (Essentially, the information from the analysis worksheet.). • What was the impact of the propaganda on society as a whole during this time period? • Analyze the effectiveness of these posters: • Were they effective? Why or why not? Support your answer with details from the worksheet or the poster. • What would have made the poster more effective?
Conclusion for Students • Upon completion of the project, you will have analyzed propaganda from World War I and II. • Based on what you have learned and from your own background knowledge, what type of role does propaganda play in society?
Credits & References American Memory Collection: Rosie the Riveter Puzzle http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpedu/features/puzzle/rosie/rospuz1.html Puzzle and quiz used for the anticipatory set of the student activity. American Memory Collection: By the People For the People: Posters from the WPA- 1936- 1943. http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/wpaposters/highlight7.html Posters from the World War II collection in the WPA Collection. American Memory Collection: American Women http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/awhhtml/awpnp6/worldwars.html Posters from World War I and World War II in the Advertising and Propaganda holdings section. Template created 2005 by An Adventure of the American Mind – Colorado. Based on a template from The WebQuest Page and a PowerPoint project created by Sandy Breed, Library Information Specialist at Golden High School, Golden, CO.