World War Two (WWII) Analyzing Propaganda Source Analysis - This fantastic 24 page World War Two (WWII) resource contains a source analysis package related to American propaganda posters from World War Two (WWII). The resource contains two activities that offers explanations on possibilities for differentiation. This is a great product for introducing your students to propaganda from World War Two (WWII).
First, this product contains a short reading on what propaganda is and how it can be analyzed. It will give your students general information on the nature of propaganda during World War Two (WWII) and the characteristics of propaganda that make it effective. The first activity in this resource contains five different American propaganda posters from the era of World War Two (WWII), and requires students to analyze the characteristics of each based on the criteria established in the short reading earlier. This activity can be adapted for multiple outcomes, and the teachers key explains how to do this. For example, it could be completed as a group discussion topic, individually or as part of a class-wide discussion. The second activity includes two formats and is a writing assignment on the effectiveness of propaganda. Students will chose a propaganda poster to write about and judge its effectiveness as a piece of World War Two era propaganda based on the set criteria. The first format of this assignment requires students to use the National Archives website (link provided) and research different posters in order to choose one for the writing assignment. The second format provides student with five different samples of propaganda posters from the National Archives website.
The resource includes a detailed teachers key, including explanations of differentiation and strategies for classroom use. As well, the writing assignment includes a marking rubric for ease of marking. Finally, the resource includes full page copies of the propaganda posters used in the resource so they may be displayed using a projector or printed off and handed out to students!
This is a fantastic tool for learning about propaganda during World War Two (WWII) and works best as part of a larger World War Two (WWII) unit. Your students will be engaged by the propaganda from the time period and learn analysis skills!