Students had to create an advertisement to persuade someone to stop smoking. In the advertisement, students had to include both one of the covered propaganda techniques and one of the covered rhetorical devices. Students then presented their advertisement to the class and read the "script" on the back of scoring guide. I used this as an assessment to gauge their understanding of propaganda and rhetoric.
We spent a week completing research about smoking that they could use to help enhance their advertisement.
Day 1: Introduce mini-project and show student exemplars. Students used remainder of the period to begin work on their own advertisements.
Day 2: Teacher answered any questions, and students worked on their advertisements.
Day 3/4: Students presented their advertisements.
**My class periods are roughly 45 minutes long.
**My class sizes are typically about 27 students.