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Student handout mixed messages project

  1. 1. Names: _____________ Wellness 7 Mixed Messages Tobacco Performance Task You receive media messages every day. These messages are on TV, the internet, the radio, and in newspapers and magazines. With so many messages coming at you, it can be difficult to sort them out. This project will allow you to examine and evaluate print advertisements which promote tobacco products. In addition, you will try your hand at creating an anti-smoking print advertisement for teenagers. You will get to present you ideas to the class. Let’s begin! Follow these Steps: 1. Find an advertisement for a tobacco product in student resources in Unit 3. You may search your own ad from the internet. 2. Pre-writing/Brainstorming Visit the blog and use the list of advertising techniques to answer the 4 questions below. 3. PARAGRAPH ONE. Answer the following questions. a) Explain how your ad was designed to “sell smoking”. b) What advertising techniques do they use in the creation of your ad? What is “evidence do you see? c) Evaluate….What are the makers of your ad trying to tell you? What do they want you to think about their product? d) How effective is the message of the ad? e) Do the advertisers show you the truth about the effects of smoking in their ad? What “false facts” did they communicate in their ad? 4. REDESIGN YOUR AD ~ Mix it up! Now it’s your turn to make an advertisement. Using the same basic design of your original ad, create a new ad which shows an anti-smoking message(see samples in class). You may change the picture, colors, and/or written text, but your new design should be based on the original ad. 5. PARAGRAPH TWO. Explain how you redesigned your ad to sell “not smoking”! How did you change the original tobacco ad to make it an anti-smoking ad? Why did you make those changes? What is the new message you are trying to convey? 6. PARAGRAPH THREE. It should include: How can you personally avoid the use of Tobacco; especially when the media sells it as attractive, cool, and something that is not that harmful? What are three facts you have learned about smoking during this unit? What are three refusal skills you can use to avoid the peer pressure to smoke?Display your work! Combine your original ad, newly designed ad, and two paragraphs for display inthe classroom to your peers.