Performance Task

Project Options:

1. Modern Propaganda:

  • Bring a source of wartime propaganda depicting the war in the Middle East (Make sure the piece you choose is post-9/11).
  • Explain what the piece of propaganda is attempting to persuade its viewer to think.
  • How does the propaganda portray Americans? How does the propaganda portray someone from the Middle East? Are the depictions accurate?
  • Would you change anything about the piece of propaganda? Explain.

2. Modern Women in the Workforce

  • Find current statistics for women in the workforce, especially comparing salaries for men and women. (Resources)
  • Has the amount of women in the workforce changed since 1944? Why or why not?
  • Are salaries equal for men and women in similar jobs? Why do you think this is?
  • Do you think the need for women in the workforce during World War II improved the ability for women to choose their careers in the future? Why or why not?

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