What is the Ad Saying?
In this advertisement evaluation worksheet, 6th graders find two advertisements for products and check off any of the listed techniques used in the ads. Students then write a paragraph answering 4 questions about the techniques used in the ads.
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Analyzing a Product or Political Advertisement
How do advertisements evoke specific thoughts and feelings? Class members find out through the exploration of the Internet, videos, television, magazines, radio, and posters. Learners investigate commercial advertisements, political...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Power of Nonviolence: What Is Nonviolence? What Does It Cost?
Your young learners will delve into the language of primary source documents in order to identify the characteristics, benefits, and costs of nonviolence. The lesson includes a mix of activities, including an anticipatory activity,...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
You've Gotta Have a Gimmick!: A Lesson in Junk Food Advertising
Young scholars examine marketing techniques used in television and magazine snack food ads. They analyze and discuss Internet kids clubs, complete various handouts that examine ads for food, and create a commercial for a food product.
5th - 7th Social Studies & History
How does propaganda influence our vote? Through grand conversation, scholars gain information about what is and how to identify the different ways propaganda is used in a presidential election. Using their new-found knowledge, citizens...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
"For What Is a Mother Responsible?" -- Idealized Motherhood vs. the Realities of Motherhood in Antebellum North Carolina
What is a mother's role in American society? According to an article in a 1845 newspaper, to the mother falls the job of daily, hourly "weeding her little garden--of eradicating these odious productions (like vice, fraud, idleness) and...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Why is Yawning Contagious?
How can a bodily function be contagious? It is a question scientists and psychologists are still grappling with, but some of the leading hypotheses are presented here in the case of the contagious yawn. Most likely, it is something we...
5 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable