This lesson is designed to teach students about the use of propaganda and propaganda posters during World War One. The lesson includes a 17-slide power point presentation that has several informational slides about how propaganda was used during WWI and types of posters that were common to persuade the feelings of people. The presentation also includes many examples of posters from WWI designed to inspire guilt, heroism, duty, and other emotions and feelings from people.
The second document in the lesson are the directions and rubric for the poster students will create. The poster requires students to create a poster designed to influence people to recruit troops, buy war bonds, demonize the enemy, or promote a general cause. Students are also required to write a one-paragraph explanation of the intention of their poster as well as why it is relevant to World War One.
Both documents are in Microsoft Office formats (Power Point and Word) and can easily be adapted to your individual needs, preferences, and style.