Agendas for Wednesday 1-28-15 Semester II Week 4 Freshmen 1-28-15 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Warm-up: Read and annotate 1950s article or read the book-burning article and annotate it or read the novel or study for vocabulary Discuss responses to yesterday’s questions (brief class share-out) Student-led discussion: book-burning article Discuss dystopia Partner work…identify elements of dystopia that you recognized from the novel (if time) HW: Finish ERWC Spy Essay DUE: TOMORROW by 11 p.m. to turnitin.com HW: Study for vocabulary test (13, 14, 15) TEST: Friday 1-30 HW: OR book selection DUE: Friday 1-30 HW: Read F451 pages 3-24 DUE: Friday 1-30 Propaganda information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view. Juniors 1-28-15 1. 2. 3. 4. Warm-up: vocabulary Discuss and analyze food advertisements Begin third ERWC article Finish response to TED Talks questions HW: novel choice DUE: Friday 1-30 HW: ERWC…P2 and P4 = TOMORROW I will check Activities 20 and 21—the “Know, Heard, Don’t Know” boxes (you DO NOT have to have the definition boxes filled in unless you know the word and can write it in your own words); P5 and P6 = TOMORROW; P5 and P6 Viewing TV Commercials 1. Jot down anything and everything you notice about the ads individually or as a group. 2. Is it morally right to advertise to kids like companies do and should they spend so much money on it? “If You Pitch It, They Will Eat” by David Barboza 1. The McDonald’s Corporation wants to be everywhere that children are. 2. So besides operating 13,602 restaurants in the United States, it has plastered its golden arches on Barbie dolls, video games, book jackets, and even theme parks. 3. McDonald’s calls this promotion and brand extension. But, a growing number of nutritionists call it a blitzkrieg that perverts children’s eating habits and sets them on a path to obesity. 4. Marketing fast food, snacks, and beverages to children is at least as old as Ronald McDonald himself. What’s new, critics say, is the scope and intensity of the assault. Big food makers like McDonald’s and Kraft Foods Inc. are finding every imaginable way to put their names in front of children. And they’re spending more than ever—$15 billion last year, compared with $12.5 billion in 1998, according to research conducted at Texas A&M University in College Station.