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The Rise of Advertising in the 1920's


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Keywords: history, advertisement, technology
Subject(s): Information Skills, Technology, History
Grades 6 through 8
NETS-S Standard:
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
  • Technology Operations and Concepts
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School: Adams Christian School, Wyoming, MI
Planned By: Jon Mingerink
Original Author: Jon Mingerink, Wyoming
Objectives:
- students will learn about the rise of advertising in the 1920's and its impact on creating a consumer society.
- students will create their own video advertisement
- students will learn to collaborate in creating an advertisement
- students will grow in their use of technology

Lesson Plan

After having discussed the rise of a consumer society in the 1920's, students will now pair up and create their own video advertisement for a product. Students are expected to apply some of the methods that advertisers use to get people to purchase the advertised product.
The product can be an existing product or something that the students make up. However, if it is an existing product then the advertisement must be original and not an advertisement that has or is currently being used.
Using a video camera or some other recording device, students are to create an advertisement that is to be 30 seconds to 1 minute in length.
Materials: Mobile Labs, Video Cameras, Digital Voice Recorders, Video Tools, Camera/Video Accessories, Integrating Technology