Presentation on theme: "Primary Sources in the Classroom. It is information that is spoken or written in a way that convinces people into believing something or taking action."— Presentation transcript:
Primary Sources in the Classroom
It is information that is spoken or written in a way that convinces people into believing something or taking action Each of the nations which participated in World War One from used propaganda posters not only as a means of justifying involvement to their own populace, but also as a means of procuring men, money and resources to sustain the military campaign. (http://www.firstworldwar.com/posters/index.htm)
There was a new idea to use posters instead of handbills At the beginning of the war, the posters contained mostly text By the end of the war, they were using graphic paintings designed by artists
Encouraging citizens to enlist in the military Great use of emotional images to encourage enlistments
Citizens were encouraged to save products to help the war effort They were asked to save food and reuse items The focus was on helping the men on the front!
Civilians were encouraged to buy war bonds to support the war Individuals could loan money to the US government In return, the government would return the money with interest
US wanted to improve morale at home & on the front line Promotes strength in the ranks at home This empowers the people at home They can help their men on the front lines!
Each team will get a WWI poster Observe the poster using the observation worksheet Each team will analyze the posters for themes
Create your own poster Use one of the major themes from the WWI posters WWI Themes 1. Buying War Bonds 2. Patriotism 3. Conserve Goods 4. Enlist