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Topic: Role of propaganda 

World History

 Standard 39.  Understands the causes and global consequences of World War I
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 2.Understands the extent to which different sources supported the war effort (e.g., how nationalism and propaganda helped mobilize civilian populations to support "total war;" ways in which colonial peoples contributed to the war effort of the Allies and the Central Powers by providing military forces and supplies, and what this effort might have meant to colonial subjects; the effectiveness of propaganda to gain support from neutral nations; how and why original support and enthusiasm to support the war deteriorated)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how nationalism helped mobilize civilian populations to support "total war"
     2.Understands how propaganda helped mobilize civilian populations to support "total war"
     3.Understands ways in which colonial peoples contributed to the war effort of the Allies by providing military forces and supplies
     4.Understands ways in which colonial peoples contributed to the war effort of the Central Powers by providing military forces and supplies
     5.Understands what the war effort might have meant to colonial subjects
     6.Understands the effectiveness of propaganda to gain support from neutral nations
     7.Understands how original support and enthusiasm to support the war deteriorated
     8.Understands why original support and enthusiasm to support the war deteriorated
 Standard 41.  Understands the causes and global consequences of World War II
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 4.Understands the rise of Nazism and how it was received by society (e.g., the essence and elements of Nazi ideology as represented in Mein Kampf and the Nazi party platform, and their use of terror against "enemies of the state"; the propaganda techniques employed by the Nazis to promote their ideas; political debate and opposition to the Nazi and Fascist movements in Germany and Italy in the 1920s and 1930s)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the rise of Nazism
     2.Understands how Nazism was received by society
     3.Understands the essence and elements of Nazi ideology as represented in Mein Kampf and the Nazi party platform
     4.Understands the Nazi use of terror against "enemies of the state"
     5.Knows the propaganda techniques employed by the Nazis to promote their ideas
     6.Understands political debate and opposition to the Nazi and Fascist movements in Germany in the 1920s and 1930s
     7.Understands political debate and opposition to the Nazi and Fascist movements in Italy in the 1920s and 1930s