Propaganda and Persuasion or influencing friends and convincing strangers



This lesson will introduce students to persuasion and propaganda techniques used in PSAs and commercials.

Lesson Time

90 - 100 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Arts, Media, and Entertainment Arts, Media, and Entertainment
Grade Levels
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • Adult

Standards and Objectives


California's 2008 CTE Standards (1)
California Academic Content Standards (2)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Students will understand the differences and similarities between a PSA and a commercial. .
  • Students will understand the difference between a message and information.
  • Students will be able to determine the effectiveness of a PSA spot.
  • Students will understand the elements of persuasion and propaganda.
  • Students will know the elements of an effective PSA

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