Using Commercials for Critical Thinking in the Classroom -- FREE!

Grade Levels
2nd - 12th, Homeschool
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  • Word Document File (12 pages)


Think of commercials as little 30-60 second visual persuasive essays, and as such, they have great potential in the classroom.

We teach to a visual generation. Let’s harness some of the power and appeal of screen time to generate discussion, examine new ideas, and spur interest in various topics!

This guide offers tips for commercial analysis and sample lessons using commercials. It also contains suggestions for dozens of commercials and short videos to use in the classroom.

Total Pages
12 pages
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