A zip file containing a PowerPoint file with thirty-two Great War propaganda images, with space for writing about each one. When printed, this file will produce eleven pages of material if printed one slide per page. I find it works fine to print two-slides per page, double-sided, for a total of three sheets of paper per student.
Also included is a full set of directions for the exercise.
This exercise requires approximately one 55-minute class period.
To start, each student should have one complete set of propaganda images.
Divide your class into eleven groups.
Assign each group one page of three propaganda images (the last page contains only two images, as smaller text required larger image sizes - this can be assigned to a “small” groups if your class numbers do not evenly divide.)
Ask students to view and reflect upon the images they have been assigned, completing the writing portion as a group. The writing portion will require students to identify the "Purpose, Technique, and Effectiveness" of each image. (10 minutes)
- A list of "Purposes" and "Techniques" has been provided on the first slide of this exercise. This slide should be displayed while students work. Students simply need to identify the correct purpose and technique used in each propaganda image.
- For the "Effectiveness" portion, students will need to explain why this image was effective in delivering the intended message.
- Two sample images have been provided on the first slide. Neither of these images are otherwise used in the exercise.
Each group should then be given approximately three minutes to share-out about their assigned propaganda images - which can be displayed using the PowerPoint file.
While each group presents, students in other groups should fill-out the writing portion of their individual sheets.