The new Civics in Real Life is now available! We have seen a great many ads and images advocating for certain actions (or, I suppose, non-actions) in relation to the COVID-19/Novel coronavirus pandemic. Today’s resource looks at symbolism and propaganda. How does propaganda use symbolism to persuade, motivate, or inspire?
As a reminder, our topics so far have addressed
The National Guard
The CARES Act
Federalism in Action
The Preamble in Action
the Common Good,
and Public Health and the Social Contract.
Upcoming resources will include Government Power, Non-Governmental Organizations, and Civil Disobedience, among others. We hope that you will find these useful. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at anytime! And don’t forget, you can find the ‘Civics in Real Life’ resource on the Florida Joint Center for Citizenship website here. Be sure also to check out Civics360 for videos and readings that explore additional civics concepts and ideas within a more traditional framework!