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
TV Dads: Immature and Irresponsible?
Examine gender stereotypes on television, focusing on fathers portrayed in sitcoms and advertising. Questions on a handout direct learners to consider the types of fathers they see on television and one advertisement is highlighted as...
6th - 8th English Language Arts
The Worksheet on Redundancy Worksheet
As your writers become more comfortable with writing, they'll probably end up having a few redundant sentences. Before attacking paragraphs for redundancies, give them this worksheet, focusing on repetitive words in sentences. There are...
6th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Evaluating Information: Focus on Election 2004
Analyze what happens when two sources provide conflicting information with this lesson 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
Civil War Trust Animated Map: Chantilly
As the Union Army retreated from their defeat at Bull Run, the Confederate Army prepared to attack. A detailed animated map illustrated the troop movements and precision with which the generals from both ends of the battlefield executed...
8 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Analyzing Political Campaign Commercials
Imagine a lesson that models for learners how to separate facts from opinions. How to detect bias. How to evaluate a source of information. How to identify propaganda. Although designed for middle schoolers, the activities in this packet...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Dark Ages - Part 1 - The Sacking of Rome
The Dark Ages began with the fall of the Roman Empire. In 410 AD the Visigoths sack Rome with Alaric heading the charge. While this clip is somewhat over dramatic in its historic description, the causes of the attack on Rome are clearly...
7 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History