Lesson Plan

Marketing to Teens: Introduction - Lesson

Lesson Plan

Level(s): Grades 8 - 12

Author: Charity Laboucan and Tracy Duncan, Planned Parenthood Edmonton, and Sonya Thompson, Film Classification Services, Alberta Community Development. 

Length: 30 minutes


This introductory lesson helps students understand how pervasive and influential advertising is in our culture and how teenagers are actively targeted by advertisers.

Learning Outcomes

Students demonstrate:

  • an awareness of the many different types of advertisements they encounter daily
  • an understanding about how they, as consumers, are influenced by these commercial messages
  • an appreciation of their position as a desirable demographic for advertisers

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

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