Sex in Advertising
Students analyze advertising techniques. Students review a variety of advertisements and identify examples of advertising messages, such as sex appeal, that have nothing to do with the promoted product.
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An Introduction to Roland Barthes's Mythologies
Teenagers are the first to agree that they are the frontrunners in popular culture. But how much of their image is constructed by individualism, and how much of it have they bought from capitalistic sources? Roland...
4 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
An Introduction to Prahalad and Hamel’s Core Competence of the Corporation
If you want to get ahead in business, is it better to foster collaboration between departments, or to allow specialists to work on their own projects? A short video introduces C.K. Prahalad and Gary Hamel's 1990 work, The Core Competence...
3 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review An Introduction to Chinua Achebe's An Image of Africa
In An Image of Africa, Chinua Achebe calls out Joseph Conrad for his racist attitudes in Heart of Darkness. Achebe contents that despite the fact that Conrad's novel is a blistering attack on Colonialism in the Congo, his characters are...
3 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Sex Stereotypes in Society
Students analyze a collection of advertisements or photographs in a text or magazine and identify the stereotypes used or possible biases of the editors. They discuss how these stereotypes are formed, and the ways in which they impact...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Social Studies: Dating Behaviors
Upper graders discuss the importance of responsible dating. In addition to a discussion period, the lesson includes Powerpoint presentations, poster designs, and related role-playing activities. In one scenario, students act as parents...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History