Save the Children: Subtext and Propaganda in Cold War Era Educational Films

In the early years of the Cold War, thousands of films were made to be distributed through American classrooms. These films were created with the intention of educating children on topics ranging from how to act during a nuclear attack to how to make friends in school. The following exhibit looks at the history of these films, and how they were used as a tool by the Federal Civil Defense Administration (FCDA).

Credits

Chloe Borenstein-Lawee