Propaganda: Battling for the Mind

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In this informational text, Shelby Ostergaard defines what propaganda is and explains how it influences people’s beliefs and actions. She discusses several famous historical examples of propaganda and examines the impact that new technologies have on its reach. As you read, make note of the details that support how propaganda has been used throughout history. This informational text is for grade 10 readers. This text is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.

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