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Active workshop on How does Propaganda Work

November 24 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Hosted by Helen Snelson, EuroClio

This workshop is inspired by the Historiana learning activity “How does propaganda work?” At the end of this activity, students will be able to define the term propaganda and identify different techniques that are deployed to make propaganda work. They will consider how the intended audience for a piece of propaganda shapes how it is produced and presented. They will categorise and analyse some sources which are propaganda from World War I. They will then identify for themselves some examples of modern propaganda and compare them to the definitions and the propaganda from 1914-18 to assess the similarities and differences between the historic and the contemporary. They will produce a short ‘how to?’ guide to present to younger students to demonstrate their learning.


About Helen Snelson

Helen Snelson is a EuroClio ambassador and the Curriculum Area Leader for the Secondary History Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) course. She is a member of the Historiana Teaching and Learning Team. Helen Snelson is an experienced education trainer and secondary school teacher. Helen Snelson has worked for many years on the development of history education projects. She taught for 20 years in a variety of 11-18 secondary schools, and she is a Chartered History Teacher.


You can check out the activity on Historiana at this link:  https://historiana.eu/learning-activity/how-does-propaganda-work

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Participation Fees

Participation to this webinar is free of charge.

We would like to thank our Individual Members for their support in developing this webinar series. The topic has been selected based on input from all members, and the recordings of our sessions are (partially) supported through individual membership fees. If you would like to support us, please consider becoming an individual member!


November 24
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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