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Teaching the First World War
Teaching the First World War

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6 Summary

This session of the course has defined propaganda and discussed its broad functions during the First World War.

The three case studies of Britain, Germany and the USA discussed will allow students to compare and contrast the character and uses of propaganda across these three countries, with suggestions for further resources to extend this practice. The case studies also allow students to develop their primary source skills, especially with regard to visual sources such as posters.

There is a wealth of relevant primary source material available online, and the skills developed through these activities can also be applied to other examples of propaganda during the First World War.

In the next session, you will develop primary source analysis further.