Media Literacy: Consumer Awareness Lesson - Checkout Charity

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6th - 8th
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Media Literacy & Consumer Awareness Checkout Charity | PDF & Digital Formats: Help your students develop a deeper understanding of consumer awareness and media literacy with this engaging lesson on how stores ask for charity donations in their checkout lines. This lesson examines several popular stores and explains what was found when they looked into this checkout charity practice.

  • This resource contains individual PDFs of student pages to assist with online learning i.e. Google Classroom as well as Google Slides formatted lessons for 1:1 schools.

Curriculum Links

This set of lessons can be used for consumer awareness or media literacy lessons discussing how companies pressure consumers to donate.

Lesson Outline

  1. Introduction to Consumer Awareness
  2. Checkout Charity Questions + Answer Key
  3. Journal Entry Assessment (4 Options)
  4. Checkout Charity Quiz + Answer Key
  5. Extend Your Learning Assignment

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Resource Notes

  • Regular reliable internet access is required for this resource
  • Internet must be able to access online video sources
  • This resource is a non-editable PDF, with Google Classroom compatible PDFs included

Unit Includes

  • Differentiated and engaging activities
  • Answer keys to questions and quiz
  • Individual PDFs of student pages for uploading to Google Classroom or other online learning portals
  • Google Slides graphic organizers for 1 to 1 technology classrooms
  • Detailed lesson plan for teachers
  • Lessons divided up with title pages for easy access
Total Pages
27 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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