Students wrote a response to the following prompt, then we discussed it as a whole class. Some students did not understand the meaning of “consumers,” so it was necessary to diffuse the word through class discussion.
How do advertisers attempt to influence consumers? What do advertisers do to get you or your family to purchase a product?
Students shared parts of the article that they found interesting. These points led to starting points for discussion about advertising. i.e. Why doesn’t Tony Hawk sell to Walmart and K-mart?