Influencing Attitudes

Does propaganda—like that used during the first World War—exist today? The 11th lesson plan in a series of 12 highlights the role of media when it comes to influencing attitudes. Scholars learn about sensational headlines, misrepresentation of facts, and the importance of doing research. They apply these skills to writing their own headlines trying to influence others.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Connect the lesson to the concept of propaganda, focusing on rhetoric from wars or about groups of people
Classroom Considerations
  • Site is based out of Great Britain and may include content applicable only to GB
  • Relies on prior knowledge from previous lessons in the series
Pros
  • Includes great extension ideas
  • Connects language arts, social studies, religious studies, citizenship, and more
Cons
  • None