In this lesson, students will learn about the conditions in authoritarian North Korea that have compelled many North Koreans to attempt a dangerous escape to what they see as the “Heaven” of capitalist South Korea. Also discussed is often-successful propaganda used by the North Korean government to convince its citizens that North Korea is in fact the real “Heaven.” Contained within are lesson activities as well as video segments which may be used on their own or in conjunction with the lesson.
This photo essay chronicles some of the most exceptional Cuban revolution posters from the 1960s through the 1980s, showcasing the vivid imagery, graphic wit, and propaganda slogans of the time.
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