How can students understand the use of propaganda in cartoons and songs? Students are learning that propaganda is a device used to persuade an individuals' opinion or behavior about a particular subject. Never once has students begun to envision how these techniques could be used in other mediums used to influence the thoughts and behaviors of people.
To begin this understanding, students will answer the following prompt as they come into the classroom:
How can television influence thoughts about WWII?
Students will be given time to respond to this question silently in their notebooks. Volunteers will be called to share their responses to tv & propaganda prompt.
Students will begin to see how technology influences their understanding of propaganda and its effect on the techniques used in text or visual aids. In this part of the lesson, students will watch a cartoon on a perspective related to WWII. As students watch the World War II cartoon & lyrics power point , they will respond to the following questions
As students watch the video and record notes in their notebooks, I walk along the aisles to see what responses are highlighted from the clip. To wrap up our viewing, students share responses to the WWII cartoon with a peer. Watch in my teacher response to propaganda cartoon clip video reflection a response to a student who couldn't understand how the cartoon in this lesson is an example of propaganda although it was developed after events of the war.
Now is the TIME to involve hearing the Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy lyrics to understand the use of propaganda techniques in an auditory way. The interaction here will allow students to (1) read the song silently annotating for the use of war and its impact on the meaning of the poem and (2) hear the effects of alliteration and onomatopoeia to develop an understanding of how word choice makes war a positive occasion for men.
In the last task of today, students will listen to the song in this video clip
This is a GREAT way to wrap up this lesson on war and how the use of digital mediums such as a cartoon and song can grant new meanings and understandings about the aspect of World War II.