If You Were a Parent, Would You Buy a Doll that Misrepresented Your Values?

This If You Were a Parent, Would You Buy a Doll that Misrepresented Your Values? lesson plan also includes:

Barbie and Ken. Disney princesses and GI Joe. Empowering toys or self-esteem wreckers? Class members poll one another about their response to the question of whether or not they would buy these types of toys for their children. To inform their opinions, class members read an article of background information, an annotated academic article, and an evidence and perspectives sheet. Pollsters use the provided survey grid to gather and analyze the data they collect and the sentence frames to craft a summary analysis.

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Pros

  • The survey skill-building activity models for learners how to use collected data to support a stance in discussing controversial issues
Cons

  • Consider compiling all the data collected into one document and discussing the findings to conclude the activity