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Propaganda Techniques in Literature and Online Political Ads

This lesson plan is found under Classroom Resources on readwritethink.org’s website, which is also listed as a separate resource within this directory.

This plan is designed to take four 50-minute sessions to complete. Here is the overview from the site:

After reading or viewing a text, students are introduced to propaganda techniques and then identify examples in the text. Students discuss these examples, and then explore the use of propaganda in popular culture by looking at examples in the media. Students identify examples of propaganda techniques used in clips of online political advertisements and explain how the techniques are used to persuade voters. Next, students explore the similarities of the propaganda techniques used in the literary text and in the online political ads to explain the commentary the text is making about contemporary society. Finally, students write a persuasive essay in support of a given statement.

In this lesson, some specific references are made to Brave New World as examples. A text list suggests additional novels, short stories, plays, and movies that will also work for this activity.

ReadWriteThink.org

While this site is intended for ‘traditional’ teachers, its extensive list of resources is also useful for homeschooling families. It includes a search tool to find lesson plans and learning activities by grade level or by type of resource. At the time of this posting, there are more than 800 lesson plans available here.

The Well-Trained Mind

From their website:
The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home (first published 1999 by W.W. Norton and now in its third edition) offers a step-by-step, grade-by-grade, subject-by-subject guide to the classical pattern of education called the trivium. Thousands of parents have used the curricula, books lists, and methods of The Well-Trained Mind to teach their children successfully at homeā€“either full-time or as a supplement to classroom education.

The Well-Trained Mind is the perfect book for those just starting out with homeschooling, those who have a few years of experience, or those who have been educating their families for a long time and just need to read some recommendations for working with older students. With this model, you will be able to instruct your child in all levels of reading, writing, history, geography, mathematics, science, foreign languages, rhetoric, logic, art, and music, regardless of your own aptitude in those subjects.

Our site complements the information in the book, providing updated resources, articles, links, forum, support, and more.

Young Writers Program

November is National Novel Writing Month, but you can download and print these free .pdf workbooks to assist your child(ren) in completing the challenge of writing an novel in 30 days any time you want. There are three different workbooks, one for elementary, one for middle school, and another for high school students.

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