The Power of Propaganda

Author:
 Echoes and Reflections
Grade Level:
  7 -  9
Language:
 English
Estimated completion time:
 3 hour(s)
Standards Addressed:
 CCSS: ELA:RI.7.1, W.7.8; History/Social Studies:RH.6-8.1,RH.6-8.7; ISTE-NETS:1b, 2a, 3b, 5b
Subject Area:
 Social Studies, Civics & Government, Contemporary World Issues, English Language Arts, European History, Government, Media & Digital Literacy, World History

Description:
In this activity, students learn how the Nazis used the media to spread hatred against the Jews, among other groups. Students will watch testimony to learn how the Nazis used multiple types of propaganda and how it influenced the youth. Students will also reflect on the role of media in their own lives, focusing on how to develop a critical lens in interpreting media messages. Students will develop a Public Service Announcement as a final product.

The activity can be used alone or as an extension to the Antisemitism unit in Echoes & Reflections. For more info on upcoming programs or webinars visit: http://echoesandreflections.org/prepare/

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