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Slog: verb – to work diligently for long hours slogged, slogging, slogs
(The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition, ©2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company)
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There are billions and billions of bits of information available on the Internet. But have you ever had over one million search results staring at you on your screen and still felt as if you had no idea how to complete an assignment? What source is credible? Is it a primary source reference? What does the text mean? How current is the information? SNN has developed SLOG-ITT to help you find and - Share Lots Of Great Information Through Technology.
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Thank you to Steven Luckert, Ph.D., Curator at the United States Holocaust Museum, for the live SLOG-ITT session on Jan. 8, 2015. Check back in a few days for an archive of the 30-minute session.
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SNN SLOG - What is propaganda?

What is propaganda? “Propaganda is a message containing truths, half-truths, or even outright lies that is crafted in a way to influence public attitudes and behaviors,” Mark Davidson, manager of School and Family Programs at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage in Beachwood, Ohio, said to SNN. The Maltz Museum is currently hosting a traveling exhibition organized by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington. Its title is State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda. The exhibition includes videos, posters, historical photographs, film strip reels, and other artifacts, such as a vintage phonograph. The Nazi party had their own record label producing records with music and messages to win votes and consolidate their power. Early supporters of the Nazi Party and Adolf Hitler had no idea of their ultimate plan to dominate the world and commit genocide against the Jewish people. The exhibit is important not only as a lens into the past but also the present with billions of modern digital devices being incessantly bombarded with hundreds of billions of messages. Exhibit curators hope students will learn how to study messages to determine their source and intent.

SNN Story: What is propaganda?

Independent Practice: What is propaganda?

Primary Source References Notes & Information from Experts
  1. State of Deception (United States Holocaust Memorial Museum)

  2. The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage in Beachwood, Ohio

  3. The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

  4. Audio of Bobby Moch describing their final race for the Gold Medal at the 1936 Berlin Olympics (University of Washington Crew)

“Hitler was an avid student of propaganda and borrowed techniques from the Allies in World War I, his Socialist and Communist rivals, the Italian Fascist party, as well as modern advertising," Steven Luckert, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum exhibition curator, said. "Drawing on these models, he successfully marketed the Nazi party, its ideology and himself to the German people."


Mark Davidson, manager of School and Family Programs at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage in Beachwood, Ohio, introduces the museum's new traveling exhibition, State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda. The exhibit was developed in 2009 by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

A Nazi political poster depicting the Nazi party's promise of jobs to Germans is one artifact in the State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda traveling exhibition. All voters had to do was check  #1 on the ballot to vote for the Nazi party. What does "Arbeit und Brot" mean? (Photo: SNN)

The Nazi Party had their own record label using music and messages on records as propaganda. (Photo: SNN)

“The Boys in the Boat” by Daniel James Brown is currently No. 7 on the New York Times Best Seller list in the nonfiction print and eBook category.

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