The propaganda and informational posters in the Soviet state were a popular form of art and targeted different slices of society. You come to a factory where workers work and see the “Don’t steal from the factory!” or “Be careful with machinery!” posters around.
You go out on the streets – you see different sorts of posters. Then when you enter a school for kids you get to see posters too, now these ones are targeted towards children. So what did kids have to know according to the propaganda masters of the State? Here is what:
“Every boy should know
Playing on the street is dangerous!”
“Become a worthy son of your Motherland”
“Help the smaller ones without asking questions!”
“Learn to do everything yourself from an early age!”
“Love thy work! Everyone should be able to do something skillful with his hands!”
“I will master this!”
“Don’t be a bully to small ones! The one who doesn’t bully looks so good!”
“Never do this!”
“Help your parents! We should help our mom together!”
“We can do everything ourselves! We are helping our mom!”
“You never lie!”
“Speak the truth! Honor your team!”
“Not even a drop of this!” (Bottle says “wine”)
The clock hands say “Day Schedule”: “You should value every minute, count all your time, don’t miss your schedule, the right schedule will help us all!”
“Don’t be like this!”. This implies that you shouldn’t sit on the bus or other public transport if the elder people are standing. Pretty much an overlooked habit in some places of the world, to me at least.
“Get all A’s” – or succeed in your study.
Do you think any (or maybe all?) of those might be of any use for the modern school kiddies?