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The Lorax Reader’s Theater

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Bring a reading of Dr. Seuss' The Lorax to life with this reader's theater script. Simply assign roles and read through the script as a class, or spend time creating props and costumes for a school-wide performance, the choice is yours....
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Lesson: Unmonumental: Fragmentation, Fragility, and Consumer Culture

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Looking at art is the first step to analyzing it. And, if you can analyze art, you can analyze anything. Kids examine several pop art pieces that represent consumerism in modern culture. They discuss multiple facets of each piece and...
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Deep Impact

For Teachers 6th - 12th
How can acknowledging opposing viewpoints reinforce one's argument? Use this New York Times instructional activity to study consumerism and the environmental impact of new products. After reading the article "Whether a Hummer or a...
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The Economics of Information

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Create an expert guide to local businesses in this lesson. Through research, young readers consider their local businesses and the services they provide, paying attention to any conflicting information they might find. Working in groups,...
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Worksheet 7: Print Advertising

For Students 7th - 12th
Use this versatile, cross-curricular graphic organizer to demonstrate the power of words in advertising. Scholars analyze print advertisements, identifying parts of the ad that stand out. This could include color, celebrity endorsement,...
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Economics Quiz: Chapter 4

For Students 11th - 12th
Pop quiz time! After passing out a 10 question economics quiz, you'll be able to see how much your class understands economic demand. There are five multiple choice and five matching questions all related to the law of demand.
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Critical Consumerism

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
What are ads really selling? High schoolers examine persuasive techniques used by print and television advertisements. They generate a list of persuasive techniques they're familiar with, and review other types argumentation and...
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The Artist as Entrepreneur

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Some kids know exactly what they want to be when they grow up. This careers lesson aids upper graders in considering who they are as artists and how they can profit from their art, making a career out of something they love. This is a...
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Economics Quiz: Chapter 1 Section 3

For Students 10th - 12th
Decision making plays a big part in the US consumer market. Kids take a quiz to see what they understand about opportunity costs, free enterprise, economic choices, and trade-offs. There are five multiple choice and five matching...
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Consumerism: No Purchase Necessary

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Learners read a script that helps them understand the ins and outs of consumerism. They watch a video (not included), and engage in two additional activities. The lesson engages critical thinking skills and brings awareness to the...
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Evaluating Information on Food Labels

For Teachers 7th - 12th
What kinds of foods include corn? Corn syrup? Start by viewing a clip of Food Inc. with your middle or high schoolers. Then, study a list of corn-derived ingredients, encouraging your class to see how many food products contain corn. A...
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Big Branding on Campus: Reading Informational Text

For Students 9th - 12th
This New York Times "Learning Network" activity poses 11 questions on an article and video about commercial branding and marketing on college campuses. The related article, "On the Market: Thinking Critically About Advertising", is...
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Creating a Shared Culture

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Students simulate working on an assembly line in a shared culture. In this consumerism lesson, students participate in a lecture and note-taking session before working on a simulated assembly line. They work in a timed situation to...
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Lesson: Urban China: Contemporary China

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The urbanization and consumerism of modern China is the hot topic up for critical analysis. Kids view a series of photographs that specifically describe Chinese modernization, urbanization, consumerism, and waste. They discuss each...
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Shopping-Unit Pricing

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Comparing unit prices of food products is a skill that learners will use for the rest of their lives. Here is a simple plan that provides practice calculating the unit price for various grocery store products. Use two jars with differing...
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Meet Kit: An American Girl

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Students explore economics by participating in a role-play activity. In this consumerism lesson, students identify the Great Depression, the cause of the financial collapse and the devastation it caused people their own age. Students...
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From the Cold War to Consumer Culture

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the emergence of consumerism. In this 20th century American lesson, students research the Cold War as well as the fads of the 1940's and 1950's. Students create presentations and write essays about how the Cold War led...
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On the Line

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers view a television program that traces the use of the assembly line in mass production and the subsequent conflict between workers' rights and management. They analyze and discuss the portrayal of the American worker over...
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Fairy Tales in Advertising

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Learners explore media studies by analyzing advertisements in class. In this visual storytelling lesson, students discuss advertisements they see daily in their home life and how images are used to send messages which target their...
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That's the Spirit

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Is, as Walt Whitman contends, America’s “almost maniacal appetite for wealth,” the heart of the American dream? Class members grapple with this question as they read David Brooks’ article “The Commercial Republic,” and quotes that...
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Is TV Stronger Than Ever, or Becoming Obsolete?

For Students 7th - 12th
The New York Times offers of two articles and two summaries for learners to consider. They read each article and then post a blog response to each of the seven related questions. The topic of the articles asks the question; Is TV...
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The Persuaders

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Have your upper graders watch the documentary, "The Persuaders" as they explore how advertisers try to gain potential customers. The video is followed by a discussion and close examination of new marketing trends and strategies.
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Fit to Be Tied (In)

For Teachers 6th - 12th
How do the films we watch affect our purchasing behavior? Considering the profiles of given consumer demographics, the class analyzes real advertisements and the effectiveness of their power on consumerism. THey create posters that...
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The 1950s:

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Teens will get a kick out of this presentation, which provides a glimpse of the consumerism and rising pop culture of 1950's America. They will especially appreciate the discussion of "Teen culture" including the music of Elvis, the...