Critical Thinking + Super Bowl = I Only Watch the Commercials

Grade Levels
6th - 8th, Homeschool
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22 pages
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Many people think that the commercials are the best part of the Super Bowl. Advertisers pay top dollar for 30 second spots during the game. But such a big platform is accompanied by big drama.

“I Only Watch the Commercials” highlights seven Super Bowl commercials that brought the wrong kind of national attention to companies. These 7 commercials were all followed by lawsuits being filed or threatened.

This download includes an 82 slide Power Point that features 7 infamous Super Bowl commercials. Each commercial is accompanied by 2 page student worksheets. Students will watch and analyze the advertisement. They will then determine who should win the case by following the DRAAW+C framework used by lawyers to organize their thinking.

I Only Watch the Commercial Includes:

  • Teacher Guide
  • PowerPoint
  • Student Work Pages (available as Word Documents AND Editable PDFs)
  • DRAAW+C Printables

All resources are available as Word documents and online as Google documents!

Students love Super Bowl commercials and students love drama. Use that to foster the development of critical thinking!

This product is also bundled with our lesson "Head Case" This lesson takes students through a critical-thinking analysis of the NFL concussion litigation as well as what implications that has for litigation pending for youth football head injuries. Purchase both together and save money!

To purchase the bundle of both lessons click here:

Use FOOTBALL to Foster Critical Thinking

To check out "Head Case" click here:

Head Case: An Introduction to Legal Synthesis

Total Pages
22 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.


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