Our Goals Today:
- To enhance our understanding of propaganda
- To identify some propaganda techniques used in a classic film about World War I
- To decide how Sam Hughes should be remembered
- To discuss strategies for preparing a personal narrative (supplemental)
- This short video will help you learn more about propaganda. http://www.cbc.ca/video/#/Shows/Doc_Zone/Love_Hate_and_Propaganda/1411976690/ID=1423812933
- This ppt explains propaganda, and also makes specific connections between the terms on the back of your rubric and actual posters from World War I: http://www.markville.ss.yrdsb.edu.on.ca/history/history/propaganda.ppt
- This website has many examples of propaganda posters from World War I. Look on the right-hand side for links: http://www.firstworldwar.com/posters/index.htm
Identify Some Propaganda Techniques
- Here is a great clip from a film where a German teacher tries to convince his students to go to war: http://www.americanrhetoric.com/MovieSpeeches/moviespeechallquietonthewesternfront1.html
- If you want to see how the student feels after going to war (and seeing that the propaganda was a lie), watch this: http://www.americanrhetoric.com/MovieSpeeches/moviespeechallquietonthewesternfront2.html
How Should Sam Hughes Be Remembered?
- Sam Hughes was Canada’s Minister of the Militia. He helped shape the Canadian military in a number of ways. Today, you need to decide if his legacy is positive or negative.
- Please read pages 38-39 Canada Prepares to Defend an Empire
- Keep track of your ideas any way you wish; I recommend a chart. Please remember to provide proof for your claims
Strategies for Preparing a Personal Narrative
- Write in the first person. This means you need to write the narrative as if you are this character (“I saw…I wondered…”)
- Develop your character before you write. How old is he? Where does he live? What is his view of the war?
- Think about where/when/how this character will encounter propaganda. This will shape your narrative considerably.