This PowerPoint contains a great overview of some basic propaganda techniques. For each technique, students are given a definition as well as propaganda examples from both the WW2 era and our modern culture. Videos and pictures engage students and provide a fun lesson that can be used for lecture, discussion, group work, or creative writing. The PowerPoint can be easily shortened for a mini-lesson or extended into 2-3 class periods to allow for more discussion or break out session. I use this PowerPoint in coordination with The Book Thief because it helps students to understand topics and events that occur within the novel. On a deeper level, it gets students to truly contemplate the power of words.