Tobacco Teacher Resources
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Fourth graders examine the depiction of North Carolina tobacco farms in several photographs. They work in small groups to prepare an argument for a class debate and create promotional signs to advertise their point of view about tobacco production.
Challenge your pupils' abilities in evaluating primary sources, while gaining historical empathy and higher-order thinking skills as they take on the role of a legislator who must amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938. Learners evaluate the source, discuss what needs to be amended, and develop arguments for the amendment. The next day is the legislature simulation where the arguments are presented and voted on. If you cannot use the subject of Fair Labor or tobacco bag stringing in your class, any historical amendment could be used instead.
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).
Take a look at tobacco advertising techniques through the decades. Students analyze the differences in strategies, and write an essay on the advertising history of one brand of tobacco, how tobacco advertising has changed over time, or strategies used for a particular audience. Develop critical thinkers in your journalism, writing, or social studies class.
Students are introduced to the effects of drugs, alcohol and tobacco. In groups, they research how drugs and alcohol affect the body in terms of getting the nutritional values that it needs to be healthy. They also discuss how emotions and their self-worth can affect their likelihood in using drugs and alcohol.
Students put together an ad campaign that shows the effects of tobacco use. In this tobacco lesson plan, students discuss how tobacco companies glamorize their products, and make their own campaigns.
Fifth graders recognize that tobacco companies target young people with their advertisements. In this tobacco lesson, 5th graders understand why tobacco companies target youth. Students define the word adbuster and create adbusters to persuade youth not ot smoke.
Students work in teams to design and carry out experiments which show the effects of tobacco / nicotine on organisms. They write reports which are submitted to "The Company" and prepare oral reports which are presented to the class.
Tenth graders identify the ten appeal methods Tobacco Companies use to target teenagers for cigarette sales.
Students explore the world of tobacco bag stringing. In this North Carolina history lesson plan, students read the provided article about tobacco bag stringing and investigate the implications of the Fair Labor Standards Act on the jobs.
Students read a primary document about tobacco stringing. In this tobacco stringing lesson, students role play to answer questions about the job of tobacco bag stringing. Students compare life of the tobacco stringers to the time when machines could string tobacco.
Third graders analyze the dangers of using tobacco products. In this personal health lesson plan, 3rd graders predict and summarize the dangers of experimenting with tobacco.
Students create an advertisement to convince children to stay away from tobacco products. In this smoking prevention lesson, students discuss the health effects of tobacco use and evaluate current tobacco ads. Students work in small groups to create their own song or television commercial to promote not using tobacco products.
Fourth graders create a skit, story or short film. In this health and tobacco lesson, 4th graders view a PowerPoint about tobacco, discuss the parts of the body that can be harmed by smoking and work in small groups to create a presentation of the negative effects of tobacco.
Why was tobacco bag stringing important and what exactly is it? Fourth and fifth graders will learn about tobacco stringing and its effect on the economy in both North Carolina and Virginia. They will engage in several activities that include research, debate, and critical thinking skills development. This collaborative activity is a great addition to your social studies curriculum. Primary resource links, tobacco stringing project, and lessons are all included.
Students view primary documents and learn about persuasive letters. In this tobacco bag stringing lesson, students become familiar with people whose sole income was tobacco stringing and use their letters as the basis for writing persuasive letters.
Students compare the work of tobacco bag stringers to tenement home workers. In this research skills lesson, students examine primary source images and complete Venn diagrams comparing the 2 groups of people.
Students explore the world of tobacco bag stringing. In this North Carolina history lesson, students examine photographs and literature regarding the practice of stringing.
Students explore tobacco smoking and the impact it has on society. For this health lesson students complete several experiments on smoking and lung cancer.
Learners examine the dangers associated with smoking. In groups, they discuss what it means to be addicted to a drug and how the media influences our decisions. After watching excerpts of films, they identify the use of smoking and the reaction to the film by the public because of these images. To end the lesson, they discover the importance of making repsonsible choices when it comes to tobacco use.