1st Grade Trophy Links

Unit 6: Propaganda/Persuasion

Name: PBS Kids - Don't Buy It!
Description: Interactive site on propaganda containing advertising tricks, what's in an ad, creating own ads, breaking apart an advertisement, even the chance to design a cereal box!
Activity:     GLE: 37   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student
URL: http://pbskids.org/dontbuyit/advertisingtricks/  



Name: Propaganda WebQuest
Description: WebQuest goes along with propaganda slides from the same site.
Activity:     GLE: 05, 13, 14b, 14c, 14d, 37   Type: Other   Focus: Student
URL: http://www.thematzats.com/propaganda/intro.htm  



Name: Propaganda Critic
Description: This informative site gives definitions and examples of various types of propaganda. Accessible video archive and book suggestions included.
Activity:     GLE: 05   Type: Online Information   Focus: Both
URL: http://www.propagandacritic.com/  



Name: Propaganda Techniques
Description: Interactive site defining propaganda and how it's used. Printable handouts.
Activity:     GLE: 05   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Both
URL: http://propaganda.mrdonn.org/techniques.html  



Name: Ads from the Past
Description: Has dated Macintosh advertisements in quicktime.
Activity:     GLE: 05   Type: Video   Focus: Student
URL: http://www.uriahcarpenter.info/  


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Name: ReadWriteThink - Ads
Description: Useful ReadWriteThink activity dealing with advertisements and propaganda.
Activity:     GLE: 05   Type: Lesson Plan   Focus: Teacher
URL: http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=933  



Name: PBS Kids Propaganda Site
Description: Candy Kelly posted this in the 05-06 school year in Blackboard for us to use. Interactive site created by PBS that deals with propaganda.
Activity:     GLE: 05   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student
URL: http://pbskids.org/dontbuyit/  



Name: Propaganda Techniques Lesson
Description: A teacher's lesson on introducing the various types of propaganda to students; includes definitions and descriptions of each type of propaganda.
Activity: 01   GLE: 05, 09b, 09e, 10, 12, 14d, 34   Type: Lesson Plan   Focus: Teacher
URL: http://www.col-ed.org/cur/lang/lang25.txt  



Name: Propaganda Techniques from MrDonn.org
Description: Easy to understand, useful definitions and description of propaganda, why it's around us, where to find it, hidden messages, positive propaganda, how to tell if you can recognize propaganda.
Activity: 01   GLE: 05, 09b, 09e, 10, 12, 14d, 34   Type: Online Information   Focus: Both
URL: http://propaganda.mrdonn.org/techniques.html  



Name: What is Propaganda?
Description: 11 slide presentation on various types of propaganda. Definitions and examples provided for each. Rather small but info could be used and modified to create your own.
Activity: 01   GLE: 05, 09b, 09e, 10, 12, 14d, 34   Type: Powerpoint   Focus: Student
URL: http://www.thematzats.com/propaganda/prop/sld001.htm  



Name: S.T.O.P - Students Teaching Overt Propaganda
Description: Site students can use to read up on various forms of propaganda and examples. Links provided to other propaganda sites.
Activity: 01, 02, 03,    GLE: 01a, 05, 09b, 09e, 10, 12, 13, 14, 34, 37   Type: Online Information   Focus: Student
URL: http://www.d94.org/english/turnbaughweb/stop.htm  



Name: The Junk Mail Explosion
Description: Lesson plan to teach propaganda using junk mail collected from students' parents' mailboxes (not email, physical postal mail). Creative and different approach to teaching propaganda.
Activity: 01, 03   GLE: 05, 09e, 12, 13, 14b, 14c, 14d, 37   Type: Lesson Plan   Focus: Teacher
URL: http://www.col-ed.org/cur/lang/lang56.txt  



Name: TV Commercial Messages
Description: One teacher's suggestions for using television commercials to get students to understand propaganda and persuasion in media presentations.
Activity: 01, 03, 05   GLE: 05, 08b, 11, 12, 13, 14b, 14c, 34, 37   Type: Lesson Plan   Focus: Teacher
URL: http://www.esl-lab.com/research/cms.htm  



Name: Advertisement Avenue
Description: Free clips of commercials for companies like Coca-Cola, Visa, Volkswagon, Mountain Dew, etc. Commercials do not play full screen. Be sure to preview as some of the Volkswagon commercials are cut short.
Activity: 03, 05   GLE: 10, 12, 13, 14a, 14b, 34, 37   Type: Video   Focus: Student
URL: http://www.advertisementave.com/  



Name: Propagnda - Nobody Does It Better Than America
Description: Online article about how American propaganda tends to be a bit sneakier with playing on people's emotions than in other countries. Discusses differences between our campaign and government propaganda compared to other countries, like Germany.
Activity: 03, 05, 06   GLE: 05, 08b, 09e, 11, 12, 13, 14b, 14c, 14d, 37   Type: Online Information   Focus: Student
URL: http://www.purewatergazette.net/propagandainamerica.htm  



Name: Author's Purpose Worksheets
Description: Printable worksheets on determining author's purpose for writing.
Activity: 05, 06   GLE: 05, 08b, 11, 12, 13, 14b, 14c, 17, 18   Type: Handout   Focus: Student
URL: http://www.teach-nology.com/worksheets/language_arts/authors/  



Name: Persuasion Map
Description: Interactive graphic organizer which allows students to map out their thoughts on an argument they'd like to make. Main point is branched off into three arguments which are also each branched off into space for 3 supporting reasons. Highly useful in creating a persuasion paper. Not too "elementary" for seventh graders to use.
Activity: 07, 08   GLE: 09b, 09c, 11, 14c, 18a, 18b, 43a, 46   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student
URL: http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/persuasion_map/  

 

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