Monday, April 7, 2014

Introducing Propaganda

An example of propaganda.
Warm Up: Silent Reading and Digital Reading Log  Happy Monday! In order to keep you from becoming complete tech zombies, we will spend some time away from our Chromebooks today.  When you hear the alarm, close your Chromebooks and began Silent Reading using actual books with pages made from real paper.  When you hear the alarm again, you may open your Chromebook and make a reading entry using our digital reading log here

Introducing Propaganda  Propaganda is a means of communication that people use in order to try to get people to buy into or believe in a particular cause or position.  The ideas or statements used in propaganda are often false or exaggerated and intended to influence people.  Read more what propaganda is, it's history, and the various types about the history and types of propaganda here.  

Check out the images below.  Why do you think they are considered examples of propaganda? (Warning:  Some images are disturbing and offensive.)  


Now that you have a basic understanding of what propaganda is, head on over to EDpuzzle and interact with a video about the topic as it relates to advertising.  If you haven't linked your EDpuzzle account with your Language Arts class, here's the class code:  Class code:  bWPL3E b. WaWPL3E 

Homework  (1.) 30 minutes of silent reading at home.  Make sure to record your reading on one of the digital reading logs available.  Our weekly Google Form reading log is here and the Google Spreadsheet reading log can be found here.  (2.) Complete the 'Propaganda' EDpuzzle video and questions.  

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