Students create their own Totalitarian States complete with description and propaganda posters.
After going over the key traits of Totalitarianism (Patterns of Interaction, McDougal Littell, pg. 441), students create their own state of complete control. They will come up with a supreme leader, police force, and goals of their regime.
Then after a PowerPoint presentation going over the different kids of propaganda, they create propaganda posters of their own based on their created state.
Student instructions on how to create your own totalitarian state.
PowerPoint going over different propaganda types.
Extension Activity (not included): Have students find an example of each Totalitarian State in today's society.