Encyclopedia Britannica’sLumieLabs uses video creation and digital storytelling to harness students’ passion and natural engagement with media. Featuring millions of royalty-free clips, editing tools, and personalized, project-based video lessons, the platform enables students to tell digital stories that combine footage, images, music, text, and a narrative voice. Whether they use the media provided or add their own images, video, and voiceovers, students develop their creativity, as well as their research, writing, and critical-thinking skills.
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.