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Sheffield: Propaganda Past & Present - Secondary Schools


Sheffield: Propaganda Past & Present - Secondary Schools

PROPAGANDA: Past & Present


Propaganda: Past & Present is a workshop which ultimately explores how extremist narratives take root. Using examples from history, the session examines how the conditions of a community give rise to fears and frustrations, and how this has been seized upon by extremist groups to manipulate people.

The session encompass a range of techniques used by those who seek to use propaganda to push extremist narratives - how it focuses in on highly emotive subjects, spreads misinformation or hugely biased information in an attempt to draw a line between two 'opposing' points of view and discredit one or the other.


Propaganda: Past & Present will look at real life examples from history, including the rise of the fascist movement in the 1930's. This will be complemented by the stories of those who sought to counter this such as the German 'White Rose' movement, led by Sophie Scholl. It then leads into a discussion around modern propaganda, how this is spread, and how we can be resilient to manipulation and seek to make balanced decisions about the world around us.


The workshops use methods that make these issues meaningful for young people and provide a safe space to explore them. Our experience in this realm of work, allows us to broach often difficult subjects and make them accessible and safe for children.


The feedback from the people who have engaged with the sessions is overwhelmingly positive, and all concerned said that they would recommend the projects to others.



Sessions last 1 hour. 

Sessions can be delivered at any time to suit you and your timetable needs. 

Please let us know what times you would like the sessions to be delivered on the booking form. 

How many workshops can I book?Secondary schools are entitled to up to 5 sessions in one day with the intention of covering one whole year group. 

Which groups should attend?Sessions are designed for Years 7 thru to Year 11. 

How long do workshops last?Sessions last 1 hour. Please specify times for sessions when booking. 

How many can be in a group?Each session is designed to accommodate one class (approx 30 students). 

What times will you deliver the sessions?Times for sessions are flexible to accommodate your timetable.

What space would you require? A large space, e.g. drama studio, small hall, to accommodate the exhibition.

Do I need to provide anything else?A car parking space with good access for unloading the exhibition will be required.A teacher in charge of group supervision must be provided by the school.

Are there follow up materials? The Peace Museum has produced a high quality Resource Pack with mid-term plans and classroom based activities. These can be purced from the Peace Museum at a cost of £19.99 each. 

Are you DBS checked?The Session leader, Jude Wright, has full current DBS check. Information will be sent out as to how to access this information via the government's portable DBS scheme with confirmation of booking. 

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