Think it Through

What does the media tell the teenagers about using marijuana? Help class members decipher what they are being told about drug use with a lesson plan on editorial cartoons, subliminal messages, and critical thinking skills.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have class members bring in examples of advertisements or images that are trying to persuade them to do something
  • Fold into a unit on ethos, pathos, logos
Classroom Considerations

  • The third part of a unit on the facts about recreational marijuana use; however, the lesson works for analyzing any media message

  • Provides an extension activity for homework or longer class periods
  • Comes with all necessary materials

  • None