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FAQ My collection design process through American Eagle Propaganda

I wanted to create a collection of propaganda posters. You can see my first attempt in my larger collection of propaganda posters ( ).
I initially focused on World War II posters, and found a few US posters, and a massive collection of Russian posters, information overload! I also want to find some German and Italian posters, but could not find any when I refined searches to terms such as Nazi or German propaganda.
In thinking about what I was trying to do, I realized that I was not quite sure what I was going for here. I knew I wanted a couple of things. First, I wanted contrasting views manifested in poster propaganda. I also wanted to capture the time of what I think was the peak of "poster propaganda". As I was looking I even ventured into more commercial propaganda, but I realized I had moved too far up field at that point.
So I went back and refined the search to eagle propaganda. Ah ha! Found a poster of a menacing eagle bleeding Grenada!
So I ended up with 2 posters but, I think that these 2 will work for my purpose of
1. Showing the role of propaganda posters, and
2. Providing multiple perspectives that allow for contrasting and comparing on the same central figure, the American eagle.
I removes one of the WW II eagle posters (The one with the Japanese and German animal representations) because in thinking about it, it was going to create noise, or complicate the ideas that I wanted to focus on.
I guess one of the lessons I have learned from building this collection is that sometimes less is more. I really should focus on one or two ideas, I think any more than that would confuse students initially. I could see how I might build on this collection later, potentially in a number of directions. I could build more propaganda posters into this, or I could focus on the evolution of propaganda from paper to radio to TV to internet. So many possibilities.

Propaganda Posters


Introduction to Ancient Mayan Writing & Calendar

Discover the writing of the Ancient Mayans and how they used this in their calendar.
Aubrey Gennari

Nightstand Portrait

A collection of artifacts that could appear on my nightstand.
Nick Kaczmarek

My Nightstand

What would you find on my "nightstand?" These items may tell you a little more about who I am.
Monica Ziemski

Joe's Nightstand: A Burton Morris Inspired Activity

This collection includes images that represent who I am as a person, what I value in my life, and how I have become who I am.
Joseph Welch

My Nightstand




Jason's Night Stand

Jason Smith



Loyalists & Patriots

Jason Smith

Road to Revolution

Things that propelled the colonists to declaring and fighting for independence.
Matthew Thompson

George Washington & The Culper Spy Ring

Learn about the important role that espionage played during the Revolutionary War and George Washington’s role as one of our nation's first spymasters.
Steven Hartnett

Egyptian Hieroglyphs

What are hieroglyphs? What was the purpose? Who could write them? How did we discover how to read them?
Aubrey Gennari

Declaring Our Independence

Pictures, resources, artifacts, and links that provide for a more complete of the understanding purpose and facts behind the Declaration of Independence.
Adam Forgie

Ancient Greek Architecture

A learning lab collection based on the architecture of Ancient Greece and its impact on the world.
Mr. Zobb

The Civil Rights Movement and Persuasive Messages

In this learning resource collection, take a look at six persuasive messages that addressed civil rights issues in very different forms: a speech, a song, a button, a protest sign, a poster, and an artwork.
Kim Palermo


Learning resource collection, which includes an iconic portrait of George Washington, filled with symbols that tell a story about early America and its first leader. Explore the ways that the artist uses symbols in the portrait to tell about the subject’s life, personality, and achievements.
Sara Benis

Rock and Roll

Bryan Massa

Civil War Characters

Ann Caspari

Letters from the Japanese American Incarceration

Teaching guide based on letters from young people in an Arizona incarceration camp to a librarian, Miss Breed, in their hometown of San Diego. Students piece together a story by comparing these primary-source documents—documents that help to show that history is never a single story. Students should consider what life was like for these Japanese American youth as American citizens, whose families were unfoundedly considered a national security threat and lost many of their freedoms during the incarceration era.

Further context for Executive Order 9066 is available in the National Museum of American History's exhibition, "Righting a Wrong: Japanese Americans and World War II". Additional historic photographs, documents, newspapers, letters and other primary source materials on this topic can be found via Densho Digital Repository,

Keywords: forced removal, incarceration camp, internment camp, Asian American, Japanese American Internment, 1940s, World War 2 



Ashley Naranjo

World War II Homefront Posters

Using these wartime posters, students will identify the message of each poster. They will determine the effect of the posters on daily life and the way that average citizens were being called to action to help in the war effort. Finally, students should consider the following questions: Why was it important to have a united homefront during the war? What roles do these posters depict for Americans supporting the war? How did these posters affect opinions and actions during wartime?
Ashley Naranjo

New Orleans & Place

Includes iconic people, places, and things associated with New Orleans. In the classroom, these resources can be used by students to investigate two essential questions: How do you define New Orleans as a place? What does it mean to be a New Orleanian? 

Supporting questions and activity implementation ideas are located under this collection's Information (i) button.

Keywords: louisiana

Tess Porter
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