Napoleonic Propaganda: Analysing Portraits Worksheet | Images for download
In this activity students are given a detailed introduction to the art of propaganda in Napoleon’s France and they are then presented with a wide range of images. Students have to match the captions to the pictures and then decide how to categorise the various pictures. Each student produces a detailed analysis of one portrait and then they are all placed on display and students draw their conclusions about what message Napoleon was trying to portray and whether this changed over time. There is a completed Teacher Answer offering a view on whether these images suggest Napoleon was a reformer or a reactionary.