This study pack (a 10% discount over buying a la carte) includes 4 items to help your students understand, recognize and produce all the most common propaganda techniques.
1. Mass Media Propaganda Terms- Great for any media unit, this list includes definitions and examples of:
-Blaming the victim
-Glittering generalities/card stacking
-Appeals to prestige, snobbery or plain folks
-Appeals to emotions/flag waving
2. Propaganda in the Media PowerPoint- This PowerPoint is an excellent way to introduce and review the main types of propaganda- bandwagon, testimonial, transfer, glittering generalities, logical fallacies, fear, name-calling and plain folks.
The presentation gives definitions, purpose, and print examples of each type of propaganda.There are also 14 video examples to quiz your students.
3. Propaganda Mini Magazine Project & Rubric- This project asks students to "Create your own print magazine full of advertisements using Issuu.com. Your magazine and the advertisements within it should be trying to persuade the American people to “purchase” certain products, which may be anything including an education from a specific college, the work of a famous actor or musician, voting for a political candidate, or a certain type of shampoo or sneaker, depending on your targeted demographic. These products must be original, which means they MAY NOT exist already in our world."
Includes requirements, instructions for saving and publishing to Issuu.com, brainstorming questions and a rubric.
A sample project can be found at: http://issuu.com/handycw2013/docs/propaganda_magazine_sample
4. Project-Based Approach Lesson Plan- Propaganda Videos- This project was developed as part of a Project-Based Approaches class. In this project, students create video advertisements using propaganda terms learned during a literature unit (for us, it was "Animal Farm" and "Night").
I have included my entire project plan, from creation to completion, which includes the rubric, as well as a handout and checklist rubrics.
**As always, if you have any questions about this product, please feel free to contact me :)