Through a series of activities, students will: - recognize the role the media plays in upholding the military industrial complex. - identify militainment, and the societal consequences that arise from such forms of entertainment.-- identify the funding and influence behind forms of militainment. - recognize the codes, rhetorical tools, and strategies that are employed to justify military spending. - recognize rhetoric, and the role that rhetoric can play in fostering a culture of fear and the construction of an enemy. - consider the relationship between rhetoric and societal impressions.