Students will be able to examine multiple views on public and current issues by analyzing media and political communications (bias, symbolism, propaganda) and the impact it can have on government.
Analyze media and political communications (bias, symbolism, propaganda).
Examine the impact of media, individuals, and interest groups on monitoring and influencing government.
Task 1: Interest Groups Prezi
Task 2: Create your own Campaign Advertisement!
In the video to the right, "The Simpsons" offers a parody of the election process by exploring the dark side of campaigning.
What strategies did Mr. Burns team decide to use in order to help him win an election?
You will then present this ad to the class with a script that you will read to accompany it. Presentations should be no more than a minute long.
Before you begin your political ad, you must research your candidate and take notes on key pieces of information that you want to highlight in your advertisement. Pick out some positives about your candidate’s profile: their background/experience, ideas, or vision for the country.
Think of how you can highlight that positive image of your candidate with the appropriate propaganda techniques. (A list of propaganda techniques can be found below)
- Mention your candidate’s name (the one you support)
- Use at least TWO propaganda strategies
- Have visuals
- Include positive things about your candidate or negative things about your opponent
- Create a fictional Interest Group/PAC that would pay for the ad and include its name on the ad
- Create a script for you and your partner to read as you present your political ad to the class. Your presentation should be no longer than one minute.