Grade Range: 7-12Resource Type(s): Reference MaterialsDate Posted: 9/5/2009
Students will learn how posters connected the home front with the military front through the use of art intended to advertise the nation's war aims and represent the American ideals of the time. This online resource discusses the images created for and the messages conveyed by famous World War II propaganda posters, as well as the debate over their design. World War II posters helped to mobilize a nation. Inexpensive, accessible, and ever-present, the poster was an ideal agent for making war aims the personal mission of every citizen.
Multimedia instruction, Museum education, Thematic approach
This image, said to be the most popular poster design of World War II, appeared as a billboard in...
commercial art, labor, family, design, war effort, industry, history, patriotism, advertising, ideals, propaganda, home front, war bonds, values, poster, social history, business, art, Office of War Information, war art
Young Molly experiences the effects of World War II as her family grows a victory garden, and bot...
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