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World War II WAVES Recruiting Poster

Art Project

Create your own recruitment poster to try to sell an idea or recruit someone to do something.  This must be related to a current event.  How do you convince people to support you?  Do you “stretch the truth?"

Common Core State Standards Connections

Reading for Information, Grades 6-12

Standard 7 – Integrate information presented in different media or formats (e.g. visually, quantitatively) as well as in words to develop a coherent understanding of a topic or issue.

Writing, Grades 6-12

Standard 7 – Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and refocusing the inquiry when appropriate.

Standard 8 – Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources; assess the credibility of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and providing basic bibliographic information for sources.

Standard 9 – Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

Speaking and Listening, Grades 6-12

Standard 4 – Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with pertinent descriptions, facts, details, and examples; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.

Reading for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Grades 6-12

Standard 2 – Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.

Standard 7 – Integrate visual information (e.g. in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.

Writing for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Grades 6-12

Standard 7 – Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.

Standard 8 – Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.

Standard 9 – Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

Poster Analysis

Use the worksheet on the sidebar to complete an analyis of this poster artifact.

Common Core State Standards Connections

Writing, Grades 3-5

Standard 1 (Grades 3-5) Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information. 

Standard 2 (Grades 3-5) Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly. 

Standard 3 (Grades 3-5) Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.

Writing, Grades 6-12

Standard 1 (Grades 6-8) Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence. 2 

Standard 2 (Grades 6-8) Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.

Standard 3 (Grades 6-8) Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences. 

Writing standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies

Standard 1 (Grades 6-12) Write arguments focused on discipline-specific content. 

Standard 2 (Grades 6-12) Write informative/explanatory texts, including the narration of historical events, scientific 
procedures/ experiments, or technical processes.