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A great way to determine if a career is right for you is to try it out. Learners explore the marketing career cluster by interviewing a person working in the marketing field and by developing a marketing-related service learning project. They brainstorm a list of marketing careers and compare them to careers in business or administration.
Youths aged 13 & 14 are most likely to notice and remember in-store tobacco promotions. Class members dissect tobacco advertising tactics and learn about relevant legislation by participating in guided discussion. Assessing promotions, target audiences, and brand associations/strategies they audit local real-life promotions. Incorporate inquiry-based research about laws and restrictions in countries other than Canada (where this excellent resource originated).
Use model based inquiry to help your students understand the concepts behind marketing, advertisements, and competition in the consumer market. They will come up with a product they want to sell, use the Internet to answer questions about marketing, think about what influences their customers' behavior, then create an ad for their product. This lesson really engages students in the critical thinking process.
Discover what persuasive techniques are commonly used in advertisements to convince consumers to buy their products. After discussing and analyzing the ads as a class, small groups label their own print advertisement with post-it notes. The culminating activity for this lesson could be a persuasive paper or research on a career in advertising. An excellent opening lesson to a persuasive writing unit!
Get your class thinking about advertising with this lesson plan. Over the course of 15 days, your class will discuss advertising techniques, study the concepts of pathos, logos, and ethos, and analyze the persuasive techniques of different commercials. Links to commercials are not provided, but a unit project, rubric, and list of resources are included. 
Make your learners critical consumers of media, and foster an awareness of how culture is reflected and shaped by media. This resource covers how alcohol advertising presents and promotes gender stereotypes. After a discussion on stereotypes, learners examine alcohol ads and create a survey to find out how their peers feel about alcohol, advertisements, and gender. Some ads used in this resource may be inappropriate.
Students review market research and discuss how a company determines its products. In groups, they conduct surveys to determine which products would bring the most money in a mock auction in their classroom. The groups market a product and compete to see which group can make the most money in auction.
Students explore the marketing concepts of product, price, promotion and place through the auction activity.
Students explore how product, price, place and promotion play key roles in the marketing mix.
Students tudents examine the influence and power of media mergers by studying the Space Jam cross-marketing phenomenon. The lesson begins with a discussion about the film Space Jam, with students responding to an article by Naomi Klein about the movie.
Students examine marketing techniques used in television and magazine snack food ads. They analyze and discuss Internet kids clubs, complete various handouts that examine ads for food, and create a commercial for a food product.
Young scholars examine how alcohol companies use sponsorship of sports to promote their products. They complete a survey, analyze the results, and research the sports sponsorship portfolios of five beer companies.
Student review and identify the main marketing and promotional methods in the travel and tourism industry. They examine advertising, press releases, brochures, leaflets and other techniques. They complete an activity sheet while researching a river festival in the UK.
Learners explore marketing strategies while producing a hand-sewn puppet. They obtain information about child care and safety as well as basic hand sewing techniques.
Students explore marketing concepts while producing food items to sell. They are divide into groups. Students create or revise the Research Survey to use during the week to either determine the product they they sell or which variety of product the group has decided to sell. Students interview the target population during the week.
Enlighten young consumers to advertising techniques aimed specifically at their generation. Have learners answer questions about how advertisements are geared for a younger audience, then have them practice selling to other teenagers. Afterward, writers analyze the techniques they used and agree or disagree with some statements listed. Develop awareness among the youth while having fun being creative!
Investigate the current financial market and have your class explore savings, borrowing, financial markets, mutual funds, and the stock market. This four-part lesson is designed to help students become knowledgeable and informed consumers.
Young scholars participate in a market research survey either verbally or written and then tally the results on a worksheet. They examine marketing strategies while producing a hand-sewn puppet. They identify the four P's (product, place,price,promotion) of marketing and incorporate them in an advertising poster.
Students explore marketing concepts while producing food items to sell.
Students examine advertisements and case studies to determine the difference between exaggeration and illegal deception in advertising. They look at the consequences of illegal advertising to see if they deter the practice in the future.

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