World War 1 - German home front: propaganda in Germany

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Item Id: 657
Title: World War 1 - German home front: propaganda in Germany
Author: Resource Bank
Description: This resource provides an activity exploring the importance of propaganda in Germany during World War I. Students examine the sources provided then compose a written response that describes the nature and origin of the material, and discusses its reliability and usefulness for historians. The resource includes two sources and suggestions for structuring the written response.
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Learning area: History
Historical Knowledge and Understanding: Year 9: The Making of the Modern World - World War I
Historical Skills: Analysis and use of sources; Perspectives and interpretations; Explanation and communication
General capabilities: Literacy; Critical and creative thinking; Intercultural understanding
Year level: 9
Key learning objectives:
  • Students examine the sources provided regarding German propaganda in World War 1.
  • Students construct a written response that summarises the nature and origin of the sources provided.
  • Students describe the usefulness and reliability of the sources provided.
Educational value:
  • Provides an activity structure exploring the German home front during WWI.
  • Allows students to demonstrate historical skills such as analysis and use of sources, explanation and communication.
  • Includes two sources and suggestions for structuring the written response.
Keywords: World wars; German history; Explanation and communication; Historical knowledge and understanding; Analysis and use of sources; World War 1; WWI; World War One; Propaganda; German home front
ScOT topics: World wars; Primary sources; German history; Propaganda; Viewing
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