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Soviet History Through Posters

A Visual Literacy Curriculum Kit

High School through College
This kit helps decode the messages of political posters created by Soviet regimes from Lenin and Stalin through Brezhnev and Gorbachev. Teachers lead students through the interactive process of applying their historical knowledge to the analysis of these documents using background and additional information and carefully selected probe questions. Students will learn core information and vocabulary about the history of the USSR, political and historical perspectives as communicated through visual media, visual literacy and media literacy skills, especially the ability to identify bias in art and propaganda.

All materials are classroom-ready, including: teacher guides, student handouts, overviews, and assessments.

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