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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.

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Relevant Subject Area(s)

Health, Psychology, Film/Video Arts, Commercial Arts/Advertising, Journalism, Consumer Education, Economics, Sociology

Grade Level(s)

Middle School, High School, College

Media Type(s)

Web Video, Documentary Film, Feature Film, News - Video, Television Commercial, Television Program


Sox Sperry

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Resource Standard Common Core ELA Strand
Reading: Literature (RL), Speaking and Listening (SL)