World War 1 Propaganda Analysis

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Students of History
Grade Levels
7th - 12th
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One of my favorite activities to do during my WWI unit! The kids enjoy seeing the posters just as much as I do. Great activity!
Students really enjoyed this activity. I did have them draw their own and they came up with some creates ones. Took about 20 minutes.


This lesson on WW1 Propaganda has students utilizing higher-level thinking skills to analyze 15 primary source propaganda posters. Everything you need is included for the lesson plan, including a worksheet, 15 full color propaganda posters, and an answer key.

The worksheet explains the 5 main objectives of wartime propaganda and has students come up with their own personal definition of propaganda. They then determine the goal of each poster based on the objectives. This provides a framework for students to work but also encourages them to think critically, analyze each poster, and determine its effectiveness. After completing the chart of these objectives, four analysis questions provide an opportunity to voice their opinion on the posters.

Finally, students create their own propaganda poster on the back of their worksheet based on what they have studied. This is a fantastic lesson plan that reaches all students and caters to varying learning styles!

A digital Google Drive version of the resource is also included with the download along with an answer key.

You can also download this product along with supporting materials as part of the Ultimate World War I Resource Bundle.

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Total Pages
17 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 hour
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
Identify aspects of a text that reveal an author’s point of view or purpose (e.g., loaded language, inclusion or avoidance of particular facts).
Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.
Analyze the relationship between a primary and secondary source on the same topic.


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