Lesson Plan: Using postcards from the early 20th century, students will explore basic propaganda techniques used in the suffrage debate and create memes to celebrate the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, or to encourage all citizens to vote.
History & Social Sciences USII.1, USII.4, CE.1, VUS.8, English 6.3, 7.3, 8.3
1900-1950: Early 20th Century
Civil rights, Suffrage
What is propaganda? How is it used to persuade?
Describe the similarities and differences between how postcards were used in the early 20th century and how memes are used in social media today.