Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Learning About Demographics - Section 2: Guided Practice


There are times when I take a more complex or complicated approach to teaching a concept, and others when it is more effective for me to keep it simple and let it happen. By having the students work to align themselves with the different "groupings" as they are described to start this lesson, they begin to understand the idea of demographics in their own terms that will help them to paint a very clear picture before we are done today. 

I know that it is "Teacher 101," but I also really enjoy just getting the students to move around and not just sit and take notes. Connecting this learning to the kinesthetic is also a great means by which to reach a very common learning style among students, one that is too often overlooked. It can be hard sometimes to address this in a meaningful and relevant way, but this particular activity is pretty easy to enact and manage. 

  Supporting Understanding in a Fun and Simple Way
  Developing a Conceptual Understanding: Supporting Understanding in a Fun and Simple Way
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Learning About Demographics

Unit 7: Advertising, Bias, and Propaganda
Lesson 4 of 13

Objective: Students will learn about demographics and their impact on programming and advertising.

Big Idea: What Groups Do You Belong To?

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English / Language Arts, advertising, demographics, propaganda
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