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Presidents and Propaganda?



This activity asks students to reflect on the definitions of propaganda and fascist propaganda as they analyze two short videos: a pro-Obama music video produced by musician will.i.am in 2008 and a pro-Trump video shown at the Ellipse in Washington DC shortly before the Capitol insurrection on January 6, 2021.

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Relevant Subject Area(s)

General Media And Information Literacy, Film/Video Arts, Music, US History And Government, Sociology

Grade Level(s)

High School

Media Type(s)

Speech, Web Video

Author(s)

Sox Sperry

View Standards

Resource Standard Common Core ELA Strand
Reading: History Social Studies (RH)