Available from Seedling USA, Seedling Comic Studio is a freeiOS tool for creating comics/graphic stories. Students can make one-frame or an entire multipage book combining photographs from their camera or camera roll, cutouts, speech bubbles, free-form text, filters, backgrounds, and stickers. The free basic app includes a flexible library of 13 layouts and the Comic, Holiday, Pixel, and Space themes with corresponding effects, costumes, props, and backgrounds. Adventure, Doodle, and Haunted themes are available for in-app purchase at $0.99 each.
In this ReadWriteThink lesson, students read or view a literary text, and then identify and discuss examples of propaganda techniques in the text. Students then explore the use of propaganda in popular culture by looking at examples in the media.
PBS affiliate WETA has made available a list of propaganda techniques that make false connections (such as the techniques of “transfer” and “testimonial”), or constitute special appeals (such as “bandwagon” and “fear”), or are types of logical fallacy (for example, “unwarranted extrapolation”).
The Mind Over Media web platform gives students aged 13 and up an opportunity to explore the subject of contemporary propaganda by hosting thousands of examples of 21st-century propaganda from around the world.