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Blowing the Whistle On Big Tobacco Propaganda

In this media literacy activity students analyze a cigarette ad, an excerpt from an investigative documentary, a clip from a TV news program and a clip from a dramatic feature film for messages about the tobacco industry’s efforts to mislead the public about the health consequences of smoking.

Grade Level: Middle School, High School
Subject: Health, Psychology, Film/Video Arts, Commercial Arts/Advertising, Journalism, Consumer Education, Economics, Sociology

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Understanding Teen Media Use: Different Research Techniques

In this media literacy activity students analyze three articles about different approaches to social science research through polling data analysis, a longitudinal study and a literature review. Students explore the techniques used for data gathering and discuss the impacts of social media use on adolescents.

Grade Level: High School, College/adult
Subject: Health, General Media And Information Literacy, Psychology, Journalism, Consumer Education, Sociology

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Techniques of Persuasion: Smoking, Vaping and Health

In this media literacy activity students analyze commercials and PSAs related to smoking and vaping for messages about purpose, technique and target audience.

Grade Level: Middle School
Subject: Health, General Media And Information Literacy, Film/Video Arts, Commercial Arts/Advertising, Consumer Education, Sociology

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