Description: This assignment is asking you to think about the cultural contexts of rhetoric. To those ends, working in groups, you will create a Propaganda Style Guide for designing World War I Posters. Base your guide on the collection at the MSU Museum and from the accompanying website: http://bit.ly/2uWhk1H
You'll notice from the above website and the MSU Museum collection that there are numerous types of posters with varying purposes and audiences. It is up to your group to decide how you want to narrow down (if at all) your style guide, as well as WHO you want the style guide to be addressed to. Here are a few options, but I'm open to anything that 1) is a style guide, and 2) had an audience in mind:
REQUIREMENT: You are responsible to your group during this Unit, meaning you need to be in class on work days and do your part. If you are not a responsible group member, your grade both for this project and for class participation will be lowered.
TOTAL 25 POINTS broken down as follows:
[2 points] Part 1, due 3pm on April 11 in D2L: Read the articles for today (one in D2L and one linked to the schedule) and INDIVIDUALLY write a 1-page double-spaced response that addresses the following questions. 1) What was the role of posters during WWI? That is, what was their overall purpose? 2) What kind of rhetorical appeals were these posters using to persaude their audience? 3) Describe something about the poster design or history you found interesting from our Museum visit on Monday?
[1 point] Part 2, due 5pm on April 16 in D2L (by end of class): Create a group contract that describes what each member in the group is responsible for. Include a description of each member's role in the group and deadlines for the tasks assigned. You all must sign the contract and upload a picture or scanned version to D2L.
[2 points] Part 3, drafts due 3pm on April 23 in class, BRIEF report due by end of class that day: Drafts of your style guide are due in class this day for review. After review, write up a brief (1 paragraph) description of how the peer review went. Please submit by end of class.
[10 points] Part 4, April 25: Presentations. Your group will have 8 minutes to share your style guide with the class (and 2 for Q&A, so 10 minutes total). Explain to us what you designed and why you designed in this way. Please be prepared with visual aids (PowerPoint, Keynote, Prezi, Whatever Works Best For Your Group). You will be graded on the following:
[10 points] Part 5: The Style Guide. The Style Guide will be graded on the following: