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Students watch videotaped advertisements and analyze "hidden" messages of advertisements targeted to their age group.
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Put the advertising in the hands of your pupils. They design and promote a product, using propaganda techniques to persuade those who view their newspaper ad. Learners must include certain information about their product as well as a...
6th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Ad Hominem Arguments
Give your class a lesson in logical reasoning. This worksheet, which focuses on ad hominem arguments, goes step by step through an example. After examining the argument, learners assess a second conversation for ad hominem arguments and...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Should we believe everything we read? Becoming a discerning consumer of media
Class members investigate the role media should play in a healthy democracy. As part of this study, groups analyze political advertising, use FactCheck to assess not only the veracity of but the persuasions techniques used in candidates'...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
New Review Propaganda and Spin
The propaganda devices used by politicians' spin doctors can successfully change minds and shift public opinion. A timely resource asks class members to examine how these devices are used to influence the way citizens think about an...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Car Adverts: Tell It Like It is
Young scholars explore the strategies and bias that are sometimes used in advertising with a particular focus on automobile advertising. Working in groups, they read several car ads and discuss the bias, opinion and stereotyping in the...
6th - 12th English Language Arts
Historic Overview of Ireland
Erin go bragh! Young historians fill out a note-taking guide as they view a presentation on the history of Ireland. Beginning with the early BC and AD eras, they discover the Stone Age, Bronze Age, the impact of the Vikings, and Easter...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History
Evaluating Information: Focus on Election 2004
Analyze what happens when two sources provide conflicting information with this lesson plan about the 2004 Presidential election. After viewing and discuss ads from the campaign, middle and high schoolers view the website "factcheck," a...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
Running for Freedom: The FUgitive Slave law and the Coming of the Civil War
In order to understand the complicated nature of slave laws during the Civil War, learners compare and contrast an abolitionist poster and a runaway slave ad. They use an attached worksheet to consider each primary source document, then...
8th - 10th Social Studies & History