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Fourth and fifth graders try their hand at persuasive writing. They listen to well-written persuasive articles so they can get a sense of what good persuasive writing is. Then, they brainstorm topics they'd like to write about and are given an excellent persuasive writing organizer worksheet which is embedded in the plan. This organizer is top-notch, and will help your charges organize their thoughts and come up with a plan to write a terrific persuasive essay. The lesson should be a hit with your kids because they get to write about something that's very important to them.
Search a variety of sources to create a multimedia or book project about Japan. Learners use the independent investigation method to plan and conduct research about Japan. They use the information they discover to create a computer book or a multimedia project for an oral presentation. Multiple resources and reproducible materials are included.
Advertisers target teenagers. Groups select three magazine advertisements for similar products, analyze the appeals used in each, create a poster that features the persuasive techniques used, and present their findings to the class. The richly detailed plan includes a pre-quiz, an advertising analysis worksheet, poster directions, as well as sample rubrics.
Students compare and contrast a classic fairy tale with a fractured story. They create a list of skills that appeal to a fairy tale employer and understand successful advertising that appeals to its intended audience. They write an advertisement flier that would appeal to a witch.
Students analyze persuasive documents to identify the persuasive techniques and target audiences. For this persuasive documents lesson, students identify emotional appeals in advertisements and slogans and how the appeals correlate with Maslow's "Hierarchy of Needs". Students create their own persuasive document that addresses the real-life situation as a canned food drive or tutoring program.
Twelfth graders examine print ads to determine purpose and audience and create an analysis presentation for the lesson. In this advertising lesson, 12th graders view ad slogans and discuss the products and purpose for each ad. Students create a PowerPoint or poster that analyzes a print advertisement for audience, appeals, images, motivation, and philosophical beliefs.
Students examine U.S. policies regarding Native Americans. In this Native American history instructional activity, students analyze provided primary and secondary sources concerning Red Cloud, Sitting Bull, and the Dawes Act. Students use the provided analysis questions to help them form an opinion of U.S. policies towards Native Americans.
Students evaluate primary sources to develop their own opinions about Westward Expansion. For this Manifest Destiny lesson, students examine and respond to questions about Gast's painting titled American Progress Students research how Manifest Destiny affected the Native Americans, Mexicans, and Americans.
Fifth graders research experiences of African-Americans under the institution of slavery by exploring and reporting on Library of Congress material, including information from primary and secondary sources. Students share the information they gather with their classmates, and present information by creating a pamphlet, written in the first person, describing a life in slaver.