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World War I Propaganda
Propaganda played an important role in influencing popular culture and national pride during World War I. In this unit, we provide a lesson that introduces propaganda - its definition, role, and different manifestations. A second lesson looks at propaganda specifically developed by The National War Garden Commission, started by Charles Lathrop Pack in 1917.
World War I
Perspective on Events
What role do multiple causations play in describing a historic event?
What role does analysis have in historical construction?
Learning about the past and its different contexts shaped by social, cultural, and political influences prepares one for participation as active, critical citizens in a democratic society.
Historical skills are used by an analytical thinker to create a historical construction.
Articulate the context of a historical event or action.
Analyze the interaction of cultural, economic, geographic, political, and social relations for a specific time and place.
End of Unit Assessment
As a final assessment, have students compare and contrast the ideas in Charles Pack's book to the political cartoon "The War Garden's Ultimate Objective," and have students write down the similarities and differences in style and ideas.
Plans in this Unit
Introduction to Propaganda in WWI
War Garden Propaganda during World War I
PA Common Core Standards:
8.6. 9-12 A
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About the Author
This unit was created by Cultural Fieldwork Initiative Interns from Temple Univeristy Josh Sherman and Schnell Washington, Summer Education Intern Jessica Sharp, and Alicia Parks, Wells Fargo Education Manager at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
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