Holy Propaganda Batman! Comic Book Covers and World War II

Sensation Comics Jan. No. 13 (Source) Overall I really enjoyed and found value in creating a document based lesson. This semester I’ve been reading, Lies My Teacher Told Me, by James W. Loewen and a quote that really stood out to me was, “What would we think of a course in poetry in which students […]

Keeping Focus: a Reflection on Writing DBQs

(Link to DBQ: Images and Emotion – World War II Propaganda.) When I began this project, I expected that choosing documents for a DBQ would be easy, while writing the text and questions to accompany them would require the greater effort. As it turns out, the effort came in keeping myself terse. The fundamental question […]

Reflecting on the DBQ Assignment

The goal of my DBQ project was for students to gain an appreciation for how one’s perceptions of an event can be manipulated through media. The idea was for students to examine a variety of items, identify the techniques employed in conveying the message, and evaluate whether or not the techniques were effective. After investigating […]