WWII and Japanese Americans:

A Sample Document Based Lesson by Peter Pappas for Edmethods

Essential Questions: Following the Pearl Harbor attack, Americans were hungry for information. Washington responded with a PR blitz to sell the war to the American public. Was it public persuasion or propaganda? Did it inform the public or manipulate them? Did it appeal to reason or emotions? Did it rely on facts or stereotypes?

"Avenge Dec 7"

What are the key elements of this poster?

What was it's purpose?

"What are you going to do about it?"

Who was the audience for this poster?

What was it's purpose?