Recognizing Propaganda-Loaded Language
Students study a print ad for an abdominal toning device after discussing what strategies are necessary for healthy weight loss and muscle tone. They practice the skill of recognizing propaganda in print advertising.
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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
Propaganda: What’s the Message?
As class members progress through eight fully prepared learning stations, they will identify how bias is present in persuasive media, as well as differentiate among types of propaganda techniques like bandwagon propaganda and the use of...
8th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Teaching Animal Farm
All animals are comrades in a thorough unit plan for George Orwell's Animal Farm. With reading comprehension questions, research project ideas, resources for building prior knowledge about the Russian Revolution, and many ways to extend...
9th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
How Do You Read Your News?
Words carry baggage. Class members are asked to consider the weight of words in an exercise that contrasts the word choices in two versions of the same event. Consider following the exercise with an activity in which pairs craft positive...
3 mins 7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Emotional Appeals in Persuasive Writing
Appealing to the emotions of a consumer or viewer is persuasion at its best. Introduce your writers to five different type of appeals: loaded language, basic needs, bandwagon, testimonial, and snob appeal. Effective examples are...
7th - 10th English Language Arts