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June 24-26, 2014
9:00 – 4:30


Presented by the
Midwest Center for Holocaust Education


National Archives at Kansas City
400 West Pershing Road
Kansas City, Missouri


This course will acquaint educators with State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda, a traveling exhibition produced by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and presented by the Midwest Center for Holocaust Education June 24-October 25, 2014 at the National Archives at Kansas City.  Participants will learn to effectively contextualize and sensitively address the subject of Nazi propaganda in their classrooms, gaining hands-on practice with primary source analysis and access to lesson plans directly tied to the exhibition.

Topics include

  • World War I Propaganda
  • Electioneering with Propaganda
  • Nazification of Germany Through Propaganda
  • Propaganda and the Holocaust
  • Denazification
  • Post-war Justice and Propaganda as an International Crime
  • American Home Front Propaganda

Lesson plans and activities are aligned with Common Core standards.


A registration fee of $25 is payable in advance to the Midwest Center for Holocaust Education. Each participant will receive ready-made lesson plans and a hardback copy of the exhibition catalog. Lunch will be provided on site.

This course is currently in progress and registration is no longer available.

This course is available for 2 hours of Baker University continuing education credit. Click here for the course syllabus. An additional fee of $130 ($65 per credit hour) is payable to Baker University on the first day of class for those seeking credit.


This course is offered by the Midwest Center for Holocaust Education in cooperation with the National Archives at Kansas City, the National World War I Museum, and the Truman Presidential Library and Museum.

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