Created By: Paul Hohulin, Centennial High School (Champaign, IL)
Content Area: U.S. History
Activity that Meets this Standard
|14.D.4: Analyze roles and influences of individuals, groups and media in shaping current debates on state and national policies.||Students will consider how Americans were affected by news coverage of the war during WWII. Students will read about reactions of Americans to events of WWII. Students will also consider the governments' use of news and propaganda to rally American public opinion.|
Students will analyze interviews, writings, and posters published during WWII.
Students will write a 3-5 page paper on the role of the news media, iindividual writers, and government propaganda in rallying the American public opinion.