Critical Thinking & Health: Nutrition and TV Commercials
Early Elementary School- this kit provides teachers and other educators with the materials to help young children begin to understand the purpose of TV commercials (and advertising in general) in terms of selling intent, and to recognize the types of tricks that advertisers may use to make products look better than they really are. Specific lessons focus on foods groups and misleading nutritional messages commonly found in children's TV commercials, especially the "complete breakfast shot" and highly sugared pseudo-fruit snacks and beverages. Lessons are designed to address developmentally appropriate health standards, and many different commercials are provided so that children can discuss and practice what they have learned.
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Commercials, Part 1
Commercials, Part 2
The Food Groups
Fruit Juice vs Fruit Snacks and Fruit Drinks
Additional Practice Videos for Kindergarten
Additional Practice Videos (Kindergarten Lesson) Teacher Guide
My Little Pony Video Clip
Fly Wheels Video Clip
Trollz Video Clip
Snard Bard Video Clip
Honey Nut Cheerios Video Clip
Frosted Flakes Video Clip
Cocoa Krispies Video Clip
Cookie Crisp Video Clip
Cocoa Puffs Video Clip
Fruit Twistables Video Clip
Fruit Smoothie Blitz Video Clip
The Food Groups (First Grade)
Understanding TV Commercials
Toy Commercials & Their Tricks
More Commercials & Their Tricks
Additional Practice Videos for First Grade
Additional Practice Videos (First Grade Lesson) Teacher Guide
Lucky Charms 2 Video Clip
Sunny D Video Clip
Juicy Juice Video Clip
Hot Wheels 2 Video Clip
Magic Kissing Dragons Video Clip
Fairytopia Video Clip
Polly Pocket Video Clip
Giga Pets Video Clip
Old Hot Wheels Video Clip
Barbie Kitchen Video Clip
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