The Home Fires: Montana in World War II - Webquest: Propaganda


You have investigated aspects of Montana, U.S., and world history while probing into the power of propaganda and the effects of that power on Montana and the rest of the U.S. during World War II. Your investigation led to questions of ethics and relevancy of such a movement in today’s world.

Follow up questions:
1. Did other countries use propaganda campaigns during WWII?
2. What else besides war would require a country’s citizens to be unified?
3. Is it necessary to be unified? Why can’t we all just do our own thing – live our own lives?
4. Is there ever a time when not just the country, but the world should be unified? When? What might be taking place that would make unification important?
5. How would today’s media options affect the design of a propaganda campaign compared to the one during WWII?
6. Which quote most appealed to you and why? Which quote, if any, made you want to argue with it and why?

John Conway Harrison
Amazing Montanans
Older brother John, tried to look out for younger brother, Robert, on the European Front. 
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What is the difference between unethical and ethical advertising?
Unethical advertising uses falsehoods to deceive the public;
ethical advertising uses truth to deceive the public.
Vilhjalmur Stefansson (1879 - 1962), "Discovery", 1964

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