This poster was a provocation for our new unit about media under “How We Express Ourselves.” It welcome students, plastered around the classroom on Tuesday. Their immediate reaction was of course, No! There was a lot of discussion, including a discussion from different perspectives. Students thought through parents, administrators and teachers’ perspectives about why there might not be field trips. Most students didn’t recognize it was a provocation and were able to be really upset…which led to some good discussion and a need for action. You can see their group comments below.
Our new unit is about how media influences thinking and behavior. This publicity did. What about media that’s all around us?