Recognizing the rise of fascism throughout Europe and the ascent of Adolf Hitler fueled by his motives of re-gaining “living space” (Lebensraum) for Germany, we  have to consider the question of HOW Adolf Hitler actualized this goal.  We’ll return to “Hitler’s Lightning War” (Blitzkrieg!!) and the dissolution of the Russo-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact of 1939.

Let’s focus on war propaganda!  Use this easy Political Propaganda Sheet to respond to the questions on the sheet for each of the following pieces of propaganda:

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To assist in the process of determining the persuasive argument technique utilized in political cartoons, propaganda, and other primary and/or secondary sources, we should spend a bit of time differentiating between ETHOS, PATHOS and LOGOS – the three forms of persuasive argument techniques.  Mr. Cameron will begin with a short lecture on Persuasive Argument Techniques, and then students will work through a series of statements to identify which type of persuasive argument technique is being employed with this here worksheet on The Art of Persuasion.

To apply this understanding of how people can be very effective in their goals of persuading people to think a certain way or act a certain way, we’ll look at a few short excerpts from world leaders during our period of study, WWII, using this here Applying Persuasive Argument Techniques to Key International Leaders During WWIIworksheet.

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