Lead students to an understanding of how authors use specific words to create meaning, tone, and purpose in writing.
Through the use of propaganda techniques, students will analyze and use techniques for using words to evoke explicit tones for a specific purpose and audience.
In this project, students will use evidence from the novel, The Hunger Games, to develop a propaganda campaign that will increase public support for President Snow and the Capital. The product for this project is a fully conceived propaganda campaign, including both a written speech and a visual component that leave a lasting effect on the citizens of Panem.
The project uses the GRASPS project-based learning format (Goal, Role, Audience, Situation, Product, and Standards for Success) from Wiggins, Grant and Jay McTighe. Understanding by Design Professional Development Workbook. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. 2004.
A grading rubric is included to guide the students in their product creation and writing.
An example speech and poster are included.
The students will practice and master the following skills:
Identify and incorporate textual evidence
Write persuasively using specific word choices and techniques.
Try new approaches to writing focusing on specific purposes and audiences.
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