Beginning Wednesday October 14, the Virginia War Museum will host Understanding Propaganda: An education experience for kids ages 7-17. This timely and relevant program dovetails with the Virginia Social Studies standards of learning, examines the following subjects:
- What is propaganda?
- What is the role of propaganda in American history?
- What are the different types of propaganda and what do they mean to achieve?
- How do you spot fake news?
Following the classroom portion of the program, children will have a scavenger hunt in the museum examining propaganda from the Museum collection, one of the largest collections of original propaganda posters in the world.
The program will be offered Wednesday’s October 14, 21 and 28 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Pre-registration is required.
The program costs $6.00 for children ages 7-17, $5.00 for children ages 5-7. Adult chaperones are $7.00. Participation is limited to 20 people per session. In order to ensure participant and staff safety, masks are required and participants will be required to have a temperature screening at admission in compliance with COVID-19 prevention measures. To reserve a spot or for further information please contact Chris Garcia, Museum Education Coordinator at 757 247-8523 or e-mail at email@example.com.