Stalinist Propaganda Posters

Stalinist Russia provides a great opportunity to revisit propaganda posters (see earlier post on WWI).

Since the media was controlled by the government, negative portrayal of the “Gardener of Great Happiness” will not be found in Soviet propaganda.

This lesson includes 5 propaganda posters from Stalinist Russia along with questions and answers for students.

For more on this era check out our PowerPoints and games:

US History: WW II CausesWW IICold War 1

World History: Europe Between the WarsWorld War II The Modern Era: 1945-1970

US History Simulation Games: Causes of the Cold War parts 1, 2, and 3

December 1941 newsreel

This Universal newsreel contains fantastic footage of the early years of WWII, including the Lend-Lease program, recent attack of Pearl Harbor, and even speeches by FDR.

Very useful for students to have a visual of the issues facing the world at the close of 1941.

For more on this era see our PowerPoints:

US History WWII

World History WWII

Churchill speech, “Owed to so few” 1940

Churchill was a great orator who could evoke powerful images and memorable quotes.

His 1940 speech to the House of Commons is no exception.

Deep in the Battle of Britain, Churchill wanted to give hope to British citizens that victory was possible.

We have included a copy of an excerpt from the speech as well as questions and answers.

Here is a link to the audio of the speech.

For more on this era check out our PowerPoints:

US History – Causes of WWII, World War II

World History – Europe Between the Wars, World War II

Simulation Games:

The 1930s

The Great Depression and New Deal characterized the decade and left a permanent mark on the American landscape both physically and psychologically.

Our 1930s PowerPoint details the major causes and events during the era.

We have included in this post a copy of some of the lecture terms and two crossword puzzles (puzzle 1, puzzle 2) linked to the lecture terms from the PowerPoint presentation.