1984 Propaganda Poster Assignment

Teachers are Fucking Morons

  • These clowns are the "best and brightest" in society?  When they aren't banging their own students or preaching against "white privilege" they are defending terrorists.

(Fox 13 Salt Lake City)  -  Students in ninth grade at Salem Junior High School were given a homework assignment where they were told to draw a propaganda poster for a terrorist organization.

After parents complained, the assignment was canceled. However, many students had already completed it, leaving some parents concerned about what they had been exposed to in the process.

Annie Langston couldn't believe her 14-year-old daughter Mikalia was given the assignment. 

"My initial response was, 'there’s no way you’re going to do this assignment,'" Langston said.

To complete her assignment, 9th grade Mikalia ended up on the Internet, where she typed in, 'how to recruit for ISIS' into Google. Her mother thinks it's an inappropriate topic for her teenager to explore while the world remains on high alert after recent threats from the deadly terrorist organization. She decided to write a letter to the teacher and the principal, asking for an explanation.

Langston said: "In light of what happened in Paris, is that the reason for this assignment? I feel a different assignment or report could’ve been chosen or a discussion in class about the tragic events."

Langston received a response from the teacher soon after, apologizing for the misunderstanding and informing her the assignment had been canceled. She also received a phone call from the principal. 

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Presentation on theme: "1984 Propaganda Poster Your assignment is to create a propaganda poster appropriate for the fictional government of INGSOC in George Orwell’s novel 1984."— Presentation transcript:

1 1984 Propaganda Poster Your assignment is to create a propaganda poster appropriate for the fictional government of INGSOC in George Orwell’s novel 1984. Since George Orwell drew inspiration for his novel from the fear of totalitarianism as he saw it manifested in Nazi Germany and Communist Russia, use propaganda posters from those governments as sources of ideas. You may choose any slogan or motto from 1984, such as “Big Brother is Watching You”, or you can make a poster that promotes the supposed accomplishments of INGSOC.

2 All of the images in the following slideshow were found at the Calvin College Nazi and East German Propaganda Archive located at the website listed below. http://www.calvin.edu/academic/ cas/gpa/index.htm http://www.calvin.edu/academic/ cas/gpa/index.htm

3 Advertisement for Hitler’s book “Mein Kampf” (My Fight/Struggle)

4 The Winter Aid (Winterhilfswerk ) was the Nazi Party charity. Each year there was a drive to solicit donations to help the needy. Contributions were not entirely "voluntary." The text translates as: "No one shall go hungry! No one shall be cold!"

5 This poster advertises the Nazi charity, the NSV. The text translates: "Health, child protection, fighting poverty, aiding travelers, community, helping mothers: These are the tasks of the National Socialist People's Charity. Become a member!"

6 The text says that German construction expenditures rose from 10.9 billion Marks in 1932 to 14.5 billion in 1935. "That is what Adolf Hitler has done for German craftsmen. All classes vote on 29 March for Freedom, Peace & Construction.”

7 The caption: "Hitler is building. Help him. Buy German goods."

8 The caption reads: "Germany is free!“

9 "All Germany hears the Führer on the People's Receiver."

10 The text of this 1940 poster reads: "Youth Serves the Führer. All 10-year-olds into the Hitler Youth." Membership in the Hitler Youth had become mandatory in 1936.

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