Holy Propaganda Batman!

Action Comic No. 43
Action Comic No. 43.

My intentions for this lesson is to give my students a brief introduction on the start of The Golden Age of Comic books (1939) and after an introduction of the start of World War II in 1939 up until Pearl Harbor. I want students to examine how comic books where use as war propaganda during WWII. I want students to understand who benefited and negatively impacted by using youth culture as a means to tell a story. I also want to connect how we use youth culture to target a minority group during times of war, like 9/11.  My vision and outcome of this project is to ask students to create a meme or comic book cover against or for U.S. involvement in World War II. My essential question would be: What can early comic book covers tell us about U.S. role during World War II?

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One Reply to “Holy Propaganda Batman!”

  1. Great idea for a document based lesson. Speaks to the power of youth culture and how different media forms “tell a story.” I especially like how you bring it up to date with memes – a new media form flooding social media.

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