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This activity is designed to help students identify and analyze propaganda techniques.
Learning Style
Critical Analysis / Persuasive Writing / Visual Design
Participants will present their group propaganda posters; recognize and differentiate between propaganda techniques.
1 Day
Intended Audience
High School or College Seminar
  • Butcher paper
  • Markers


Finish posters & presentations Groups present their posters. Class guesses on propaganda techniques used and the targeted audience. Class votes on grade for the poster.
Discussion Question class: Why is propaganda such a powerful tool in the area of policing, prisons and political prisoners? You’ve made persuasive posters on political prisoners. Do you think these posters would fix your group’s issue?  Why or why not?

Student Assessment

Questions regarding propaganda—recognition and creation—will be on the unit final exam.