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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 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)

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

Grade Level(s)

High School, College

Media Type(s)

Speech, Web Video


Sox Sperry

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