Propaganda posters and more

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Seeking new product ideas in your social studies classroom? Try this lesson on propaganda from the Canadian lesson site, CanTeach. Here you will find a step-by-step plan for teacher about propaganda and designing an assignment on the design of propaganda posters.

I love the creative element of this project and the uniqueness of using war posters as a differentiated product, but what really sold me on this lesson was the recommendation (tacked on to the very end of the lesson) to allow students to the choice of creating a poster or another propaganda product (e.g., newspaper article, commercial, radio broadcast). Choice is such an elegant way to differentiate and to make the learning experience more interesting at the same time.

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