1. Begin by displaying one of the historic health campaign
posters taken from the following website http://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/phs_history/contents.html.
As the class reviews the historic posters have students
write down some of their observations
while also specifically
responding to the following questions:
What is the message/purpose of the poster?
b. What did you learn from it?
c. What emotions does it evoke? (Ex: Fear, shame, nationalism,
maternal, etc.) Back up your answers with evidence/examples.
d. Who do you think is the target audience? Back
up your answers with evidence/examples.
e. Would you have been part of the target audience?
Why or why not?
When done, repeat the process with 2-4 more examples
of the posters.
Finally, lead student discussions in which they share
their analysis of the posters viewed.
Create a final list of the effective ways the posters
to the public.
types of messages, and how target audiences
were made obvious.
a transition to the next lesson, end the class by asking
students to discuss how these public service posters
are different from public service posters of today. Are
they basically the same? If time permits create a class
list of these organized group observations.
Day 1, students will prepare a research paper product based
on their investigation. As noted, the format is left to the