Day #37! Thursday!

Good morning everyone!

Period 1 and 4: ENGLISH 20
Letters of Complaint are in and MARKED!
Please improve upon them if you received less than 30 out of 30, which is all but one of you.
The feedback in orange is meant to support you- please take the time to read it over!
You will need to UNSUBMIT your letter from Google Classroom to work on it.
UNSUBMIT.
MAKE CHANGES.
RESUBMIT! These will occur on your Progress Reports on Monday and all of you have them done.

When you are done today is your FINAL day to work on your essays.
I actually gave you a little too much time on these so please be diligent.
I will go through a quick powerpoint and you can work on them.

Period 2 and 5: MEDIA STUDIES 20

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

Can you list all the Tricks of the Trade?
Tricks of the Trade (Powerpoint presentation!) -it is now unblocked
Get on a Google Doc and see how many you can list?
You will want to ensure you can list 10. Practice practice!
It is also important to know that you know what each mean.
Good luck!

Take this 4 question poll. We will discuss answers tomorrow.
Poll Daddy… Click the blue link to answer the questions.

Let’s take some time to think about the following statement.
Advertising does not really affect me.

Advertisers create campaigns directed at girls that are different from campaigns directed at guys. Often an ad will tell you whether a product is something “masculine” or “feminine,” even though the product could be used by either gender. This activity explores some of the ways advertisements tell us which gender a product is being marketed to.

Let’s define; STEREOTYPES:

  • What are some common gender stereotypes associated with guys and girls? (For example, guys are “tough and aggressive” and girls are “sweet and passive.”)
  • Do students believe these gender stereotypes to be accurate?
  • Where do they think these stereotypes come from?

Do some research:
What are some ad’s that exist that are GENDER specific? List 10 and add them to the Today’s Meet. 

  • How is marketing to guys different to marketing to girls?
  • Does gender-based marketing reinforce stereotypes?
  • What types of ads appeal to both sexes?\

ACTIVITY:

On your own divide a piece of paper to divide into four equal parts.

  • In the first section, write down or draw a picture of one item of designer/brand name clothes or a designer/brand name accessory you own or would like to own.
  • In the second section, describe some positive things people might assume about them if you had or wore that particular thing.
  • In the third section, describe some negative things people might assume about you if they had or wore that particular thing.
  • In the fourth section you will write what you think other people might think some of the things you stated in sections 2 and 3 of your page.

Now; find someone beside you. Discuss your answers.

Questions for discussion:

  • Were many of the answers similar? What was similar about them?
  • Even if the products mentioned were different, were the responses in sections 2, 3, and 4 similar?
  • If you have seen any of the items people mentioned advertised, where did you see them? Were they trying to market to teens?
  • How many of the things people mentioned are easily recognizable brand names?
  • How can other people tell what brand it is? Is the name prominently displayed?
  • Does the prominence of the brand name say anything about the person wearing it?
  • Why do you think teens like brand names so much?
  • Other than buying and wearing products, what can we do to improve people’s perceptions of us?

When you are complete, please try and work on the following photoshop assignment.

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