Our class has been studying World War 1 in class and the students are loving it! I love to see them (especially the boys) so eager to open their history books. We've been discussing the various countries involved, the causes of the war, and important battles in the war.
One thing we really emphasize is the emotions that are raging during a war - the emotions of the countries involved, the officers, the enlisted soldiers, and the people left at home. One place where emotions run high are during recruitment campaigns to get men to join the armed forces. To further our discussion of recruitment posters and persuasive techniques,my partner, Rose Loiacono, and I have the students a special assignment. They had to choose a country to represent, come up with a persuasive slogan, and then design and decorate a recruitment poster. They did a phenomenal job!
Here's the assignment details:
|The posters from my class|
|The posters from Rose's class|
I've recently uploaded a modified version for:
- American Revolution
- Civil War
- World War 1
- World War 2
Click here for the War Recruitment Poster Project