Explanation of the activity:

This is an additional activity that can be used if you have the resources to conduct it.



You will need a blank video, VCR and TV for this activity.  You will need to record commercials for food and products for children, clips from news or educational shows and clips from cartoons or other entertainment shows.



  1. Show the video clip by clip. Stop the video after each clip.
  2. When you stop the video for each clip, ask the students the following questions:

Did you recognize any of the characters?

Did you learn any new facts?

Were there any cartoons or music?

Was most of the time spent on one toy, game or song?

What was the purpose of this clip? Was it for entertainment, an advertisement or educational?


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