2 grade level: 9 - 12 objectives: at the conclusion of this lesson, students will be able to identify different propaganda techniques used in world war i posters. Provided is a copy of the power point on propaganda, the poster analysis form and links to 35 propaganda posters from germany, britain and the united states. - examine how it was utilized during world war i by the united states, great britain and germany through analysis of primary and secondary sources - evaluate the different strategies and tools used in the creation of propaganda. This world war i poster was created in 1917 by the celebrated american illustrator, james montgomery flagg (1877-1960), shortly after the united states entered the war flagg most likely was inspired by a 1914 poster by the british illustrator alfred leete, which featured lord kitchener, the. Poster no 2 the picture is a british poster this poster was produced during world war 1(1915) and features john bull(a national personification of britain) pointing and addressing the viewer with a group of soldiers and burning buildings behind him.
Guide the students through an analysis of each poster, mirroring the questions on the war poster analysis handout encourage the students to describe how the illustrations, colors, words and symbols communicate the poster's intended message. In world war ii, the main purpose of this poster was to encourage americans to enlist to join the army in 1940, germany was a huge war machine the united states military barely kept its spot in the world's top twenty with less than 200,000 men. Us_british_and_german_propaganda_poster_links_from_wwidocx: file size: 23 kb: file type: docx. World war 1 propaganda poster analysis questions 1 the contents of this poser is a solider sitting down, unharmed, holding his gun smiling 2.
Although the first world war technically took place in the same century, world war ii was undoubtedly the war of the 20th century unlike the earlier conflict, which was a culmination of events deeply rooted in the 19 th century, wwii fully reflected the technological, political, and cultural trends of the century in which it took place. World war ii 1 throughout world war ii commercial art, in addition to radio reports and newsreels, remained a constant informational resource to the public by informing the home front of the evolving events through posters, newspaper cartoons, and comic. Use our special topic, theme and exhibit-based docsteach pages each page includes primary sources and related teaching activities examples include the vietnam war, congress, rights in america, american indians, world war i, and national history day.
Homework: create a propaganda poster for one of the world war i topics mentioned below the poster must be drawn on an 8 ½ x 11 sheet of paper and will be graded on the use of color, images and words. Students will work in pairs to analyze 8 propaganda posters from world war i the posters are from several different countries (the us, france, britain, germany, russia, and austria-hungary) a powerpoint introduction to propaganda and total war is included. Poster #2: in this poster we see a us soldier returning from service in world war i the poster is the poster is designed to call to mind the patriotism and devotion to family among potential recruits. Propaganda was being used long before the outbreak of world war one, but the use of posters, rather than handbills, was pioneered during the war almost from the outset, the british government, through the parliamentary recruiting committee, set about producing posters to swell the ranks of britain.
In this lesson plan, students analyze world war ii posters, chosen from online collections, to explore how argument, persuasion and propaganda differ the lesson begins with a full-class exploration of the famous i want you for us army poster, wherein students explore the similarities and. National archives / wikipedia within the last few years, the world war ii british propaganda poster keep calm and carry on has become ubiquitous around the world. James montgomery flagg's familiar uncle sam poster used in world war i military recruiting makes a revival appearance near recruiting headquarters on e street in washington on dec 8, 1961. Materials photographs and images of propaganda posters, projector (optional), propaganda analysis reproducible and internet access related episode spotlight on an original world war ii. Her publications include film propaganda in britain and nazi germany: world war ii cinema (berg, 2007) and (with david welch) justifying war: politics, propaganda and the modern age (palgrave, 2013) she is a national teaching fellow (2007) and the director of communications for the royal historical society.
A selection of world war i and ii posters from the university of washington libraries special collections division collections included are propaganda on purchasing war bonds, the importance of national security and posters from allied and axis powers. Propaganda posters - introduction each of the nations which participated in world war one from 1914-18 used propaganda posters not only as a means of justifying involvement to their own populace, but also as a means of procuring men, money and resources to sustain the military campaign. Using the poster analysis sheet students can deconstruct the poster to consider symbolism and messages as a final step, student will consider all of these features to try to understand the possible motivation and goal of the creator and possible reactions of various groups that view the poster. 'uncle sam' points an accusing finger of moral responsibility in a recruitment poster for the american forces during world war i.
If students need additional practice with analysis, choose a poster and use the analyzing a world war ii poster interactive to work through all the analysis questions as a whole class. Posters played a critical role strengthening the united states army with new soldiers (power of persuasion- poster art of world war ii, nd) after just two decade of the end of the world war i, the people were fearful of facing a well-known enemy in another war overseas, (rosenberg, 2004. Close analysis shows that the attached world war ii propaganda poster is one such image (figure 1) this 1942 poster, titled this is the enemy , circulated in the united states following the japanese attack on pearl harbor.