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in my 8th grade gvt class

there was a political cartoon in their textbook, so i figured i would show them how the media and journalists use this to persuade ideas and push agendas...i showed them the war of 1812 cartoon with the cut up snake saying join or die..i then showed them the 4 frontrunners in the republican primaries, including paul..i showed them the national review pics..the minute they saw paul, they were like ewww, what the hell is that..i then explained to them how the media tries to manipulate peoples minds....i also told them some cartoons have valid points to them

fair to say they enjoyed the lesson



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Its good to have a teacher like you in our schools today!!

I am training to be a school psychologists and it is very disheartening to learn what has happened to our educational system for the past several decades. I agree history would
have been much more fun in school if the curriculum was based on government's record of lying and their propaganda. It would have not been as dry and would actually been worth learning. I was fortunate to have had good history teachers throughout my education even though they did not teach us about propaganda and goverment lieing.

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The Why? question

We would all do much better learning history if the answers to the Who? What? Where? When? questions were followed up with the answers to the Why? question. Who cares about facts if you don't have anything to tie them all together?

Sounds like a good lesson.

Sounds like a good lesson.

History would be so much more fun in school if the curriculum was based on government's record of lying and their propaganda.

I remember in my world history class in 10th grade we learned about propaganda that created World Wars, but we never focus on it enough for our own country.