Analyzing Propaganda and Teaching Media Literacy: The Holocaust as a Case Study

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Analyzing Propaganda and Teaching Media Literacy: The Holocaust as a Case Study

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Join Esther Hurh and Share My Lesson as they review how media literacy skills have become essential for young people to successfully navigate and critically assess the ever-increasing amount of information they receive throughout their day — on social media, advertisements, television, and film.

Now Available On Demand. Original Air Date: March 26, 2020.

In this webinar explore the events of the Holocaust through the lens of media, by examining propaganda deployed by the Nazis to discriminate against Jews and other minorities. During this webinar from Echoes & Reflections, educators will gain the tools to facilitate classroom discussions on the role and impact of Nazi propaganda during the Holocaust and support their students to critically analyze media in today’s world.

Image at left: A woman reads a boycott sign posted in the window of a Jewish-owned department store in Berlin, April 1, 1933. The sign reads: “Germans defend yourselves against Jewish atrocity propaganda, buy only at German shops!”


Available for one-hour of PD credit. A certificate of completion will be available for download at the end of your session that you can submit for your school's or district's approval.

On Demand version is available in closed captioning in English and Spanish.

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Available in Spanish
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April 2020
Powerful, needful topic!!
March 2020
This was a great supplement to the Holocaust and Remembrance PD I did with Facing History.
March 2020
Timely and needful topic. Resources super helpful and well thought through. Great delivery. Very relevant and thought-provoking questions. Solid delivery. A real winner!
March 2020
Great! Moving! and Necessary for students and adults!