Lesson Plan

Create a Youth Consumer Magazine - Lesson

Lesson Plan

Level: Grades 6 to 8

Author: MediaSmarts

Overview

In this lesson, students learn how to create their own youth consumer magazine or Internet site. The lesson begins with students being introduced to a variety of youth consumer magazines and websites. Students discuss the elements that make these effective consumer advocacy tools for youth. Then, in small groups, they create youth-oriented consumer magazines or websites of their own.

Learning Outcomes

Students will demonstrate:

  • an awareness of their rights as consumer
  • an understanding of the importance of being informed, active consumers
  • an awareness of advocacy as a means of addressing problems, raising public awareness, and bringing about change
  • an appreciation of layout and design elements of magazines and websites

This lesson and all associated documents (handouts, overheads, backgrounders) is available in an easy-print, pdf kit version.

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