June 25, 2020

Grade 9’s Best Pieces for the End of Year

This is a selection of “best work” pieces completed online in G9 World History course. Featuring amazing pieces of writing that compares how the modern nations of 19th century Germany and Italy were formed. It also includes creative and original WWI propaganda posters designed by the students. In addition to some Illustrated timelines featuring and analyzing the key events of the Russian Revolution and finally some original speeches of country delegations attending the renowned Paris Peace Conference in 1919.


Propaganda Poster The theme of this poster is “Entering the War”. It is told from the perspective of the British after the Schlieffen Plan was put into place. The message is to convince Britain to enter the war to help Belgium after it was invaded by Germany. There are several design elements that compliment each other in the poster. The proud lion standing and roaring in the water represents Britain, and the roar shows Britain’s outrage at what happened to Belgium. The wounded lion represents Belgium, as one of Belgium’s symbols is a weak lion. The lion has been shot and is cowering from the German soldiers led by general Schlieffen. The colors in the poster are also important. Belgium is colored white because white is the color of surrender, and Belgium has been defeated. Germany is colored red to show its bloodthirstiness and aggression. In contrast, Britain is colored green to show its fertility and strength. The countries not involved in this specific conflict, France and the Netherlands, are shown in gray. There are two slogans written on the poster, and both encourage joining the war. The slogans are “Stop the Schlieffen Plan!” and “Save Belgium, join the war.” Both slogans encourage action. The illustrations are all on a map of Europe. The poster is to convince Britain to join the war against Germany. Hussein Mosharafa G9 World History



Propaganda Poster Information and Details This Propaganda poster is about a mythical beast called “Cerberus” which is basically a hell dog with 3 heads. In this poster each country in the triple entente represents a head. This publication is from a German one clearly as the title and the message are written in German. The main topic is that Germany is claiming that the triple entente are terrorists and that they want to take away their land, the goal is to make the reader believe that actually the entente are wanting to attack the alliance, and to join the army. In German on the side the message is “Stop the Beast!” and “Join the Army.” The art is to show the interest and devour that each country of the triple entente is willing to take control of Germany and the rest of its allies. Lastly, the title is “The Terrorizers By: Hussein Shaaban”
WWI War Propaganda Poster Project Explanation: By Marwan Sultan 9G This poster is from Germany’s point of view. The poster is made to show that America is really the main enemy in Germany’s point of view. The theme/topic of the poster is the U.S involvement in WW1. The poster is as if the Kaiser of Germany wants to raise awareness to the citizens of Germany. The main message behind the poster is that the U.S might be a bigger enemy than the Allies and that they are liars and shouldn’t be trusted. The poster was also made to make the Germans hate the U.S and think of them as an enemy. The poster’s design elements make it more legible, eye grabbing and effective. Some of the elements of effective design that was used in the poster are pattern, color, line, balance, value, space and size. For example, in the poster, value is used on the globe. The opacity of the globe is lowered down to make the eagle and the note that is held by the eagle to show and stand out more. Another example is space. Since it is a little bit crowded in the bottom part of the poster, the top part is mainly blank. The top part is considered negative space and therefore makes contrast and balances the poster. Color is the most important element in the poster. In the poster, the U.S is colored in yellow and grey. Yellow symbolizes being a traitor and grey symbolizes lying. The U.K however is colored in red and black. Red and black together usually refer to an enemy or something you are against or is against you. The background is filled in with red. The red in the background symbolizes danger, anger and is also there to grab the reader’s attention because Red is the color that attracts the most attention. There are symbols in the poster that represent different things. For example, the Bald Eagle in the poster is used to describe the U.S because this type of Eagle is always associated with the U.S. Pigeons are known for delivering messages but since the Bald Eagle is always associated with the U.S, it seemed like a cool idea to make the Eagle send the message as if it was a Pigeon. Another example is the message in the Eagle’s hands. It is supposed to symbolize the president of the U.S contacting the king of Britain and telling him the ship is on the way. A third example is that Eagles represent power. The U.S at the time were starting to be the world’s central power. Lastly, the text in the poster is written in German. This is to make it more effective and to actually show that it was a German poster. All of the text is written in a bold font so it may stand out from the poster a little. The first statement in the poster translates to: ‘does neutrality mean secretly helping out?’ The second statement in the poster translates to: ‘America is secretly sending weapons to Britain’ The third statement in the poster translates to: ‘we will not let this happen’
WW1 Propaganda Poster Charles De Gaulle, former President of France once stated, “Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first.” This is especially evident in present day American society. In which there is a gorging divide between patriotism and nationalism as Charles describes it. However, during the times of WW1, it didn’t matter whether your motivation was your love for your country or hate for others, what mattered was survival. Or so the story goes. When it came to recruitment, in this case specifically female recruitment, propaganda specialists needed to understand the inner workings of an American woman in order to provide a piece convincing enough for them to put their livelihoods on the line. In order to provide an effective piece that encourages women to join the fight as medics and nurses, I’ve attempted to work it from all angles. There are elements throughout that pertain to a wide variety of ideologies up to and including; patriotism, female empowerment, survival instinct, and natural maternal instinct. Pictures may speak volumes louder than words. Using an American flag or even just those blaring red and blue tones, the poster may gage or trigger a side of people that they may not have even been aware of. The need to stand up for your land and make the people of it proud is seeded deep within all of us. Another critical element is female empowerment. Using the three bruised hands was a testament to how far women are willing to go and to fight, alongside their fellow Americans. They wanted a chance to prove their strength and this was their chance to get out there on the front lines and do it. Atlas America’s fate would lay in their hands. Lastly, and most importantly, maternal instinct can be a major driving force in a woman’s day to day decisions. That natural need to protect the people around you, may not be strong enough to drive a person to risk their life, however, when it’s your child or parent, there is no greater reason to put everything you have on the line. This was reflected in the main slogan, “HEAL YOUR SONS, HEAL AMERICA.”
War Propaganda Poster Project By Sarah Mostafa G9 In my poster, for the topic i chose women’s role during the war and for the theme it was women encouraging all the men to join the war. I drew Rosie the Riveter because she is a symbol of women’s strength and I changed the color of her bandana to the colors of the German flag to symbolize the country. I added the gender sign of females with a fist in the middle to represent power and strength, I also drew both the gender signs of males and females interlocked to show them standing together through the war. In the quotes I made up, I put the colors of the flag of Germany to represent the word country. I added the explosions drawing in one of the quotes to represent war. I wrote one of the quotes that said we are stronger together in German to make people want to stick up for their country and fight for it. I added a silhouette of two soldiers standing next to a female to represent them standing together as one. Finally, I made up some inspirational quotes like “small role played but big impacts made” and “be a hero and play a part” to show women that even though the part they play is small, it still has a big impact.



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