The issue of adverting censorship continues to be a controversial. Should the federal or state governments have the power to control the media and promote an acceptable viewpoint? Should children be shielded from unhealthy attitudes, lifestyle choices and gender stereotypes? Should the majority have a right to limit freedom of expression and creativity of other groups? Is censorship of advertising good for the economy by promoting equality and a meritocracy or does it make people compliant and stop them from thinking for themselves?
This outstanding resource has been tried and tested in the classroom over many years and aims to help students understand some of the arguments for and against the use of censorship in the advertising industry through a simple card sort of some of the main arguments. It can be used as a starter, plenary or main activity to accompany any main stream text book or resource on this topic. The nature of the task means that it appeals to the full range of ability.
The main activity involves getting students to cut out the cards in lesson, organize them into their most persuasive order under the two main headings and then sick them into their books. Once students have fed back their results to a class discussion, they can then have a go at the extended writing activity or add additional ideas from the class discussion. Alternatively, they can create a key and then sort through the cards and then stick the sheet into their book or you could cut out the cards and place them into an envelope for them to sort prior to a discussion on the topic. This is a great resource that can be easily adapted to suit your classroom and expectations.
When you purchase this resource, you will be able to download a single page Word Document which contains a learning objective, instructions, two heading cards as well as sixteen statements that can sorted.
The aims of this lesson / activity are:
Theme: Rights and Freedoms
Know: How are adverts censored and controlled by the government watchdogs?
Understand: What are the arguments for and against censorship of the advertising media?
Evaluate: How far should adverts be censored in a democratic society to promote equality?
WILF - What am I Looking For?
Identify and describe - How are adverts censored and controlled by the government watchdogs?
Explain - the arguments for and against censorship of the advertising industry?
Analyze -How far should adverts be censored in a democratic society to promote equality?
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