Propaganda in the Civil War

In this lesson, students will analyze multiple types of media, and also identify the different propaganda techniques used in each form. Students will be given political posters, a map, sheet music, pictures, or a poster from a civil war play as a primary source for a propaganda analysis. Students will be divided into cooperative learning groups of four. The lesson will begin with a brain storm of prior knowledge about the Civil War, and then students will analyze their primary sources in their cooperative learning groups. At the end of the lesson, each cooperative learning group will present their information to the class. This lesson is an originally created lesson plan inspired by ideas from lesson plans off the Library of Congress’s teacher sources. #VegasPBS-INST342

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