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Level: Grades 5 to 8
Author: This lesson has been adapted from Smoke-Free for Life, a smoking prevention curriculum supplement from the Nova Scotia Department of Health, Drug Dependency and Tobacco Control Unit.
In this lesson, students explore their beliefs and values about independence – and how cigarette advertising exploits peoples’ desires for greater freedom. Students identify the activities, lifestyles and role models that define the “independent” man and woman in our society. They then analyze ads that associate smoking with images of independence.
Students will demonstrate:
This lesson and all associated documents (handouts, overheads, backgrounders) is available in an easy-print, pdf kit version.
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