The Power of Propaganda

 Echoes & Reflections
Grade Level:
  7 -  9
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:
 Civics & Government, Contemporary World Issues, English Language Arts, European History, Government, Media & Digital Literacy, World History, Social Studies

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.

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