Exploring the Hidden Costs and Influences of Ads
by Marsha Rakestraw Many of us think that we’re not that influenced by ads. We’ve developed our brand loyalty over…
15 Most Popular Humane Education Activities in 2017
Humane education activities and lesson plans are just one of the many resources we provide for teachers, activists, and changemakers…
El Factor Guay
Spanish Activities/Lesson Plans
Ayuda a los participantes a pensar en el concepto “guay” desde un nuevo punto de vista y a definirse  uno…
Marketers Using Sneakier Strategies to Reach Kids
by Marsha Rakestraw As the commotion of digital information escalates, marketers have resorted to extraordinary strategies to capture our attention.…
Media, Media Literacy and Marketing Global Issues Guide
Global Issues Guides
Find suggested books, websites, articles, videos, lesson plans, activities and other resources on media, medial literacy and marketing issues to…
Shaping Youth
Websites
The Shaping Youth blog focuses on the influence of media and marketing on kids. With categories like “Body Image,” “Damaging…
I’ve Been Branded!
Activities/Lesson Plans
This icebreaker activity helps students gain a sense of how surrounded they may be by brands and products by using…
Commercialism is Kidnapping Our Brains Without Our Consent
Image courtesy Koninklijke NKBV/Flickr. Every February the Banff Festival of Mountain Films World Tour comes to Ellsworth, Maine, near where…
We Have You Surrounded: Exploring Branding, Marketing & Globalization
Activities/Lesson Plans
We’re surrounded by marketing and advertising telling us what to buy, whom to be, what we need to be happy.…
Take Two
Activities/Lesson Plans
Unveil the manipulation inherent in marketing and corporate branding and awaken the creativity of your students by having them explore…
Cool Factor
Activities/Lesson Plans
Help participants think about “cool” in a new way and define their sense of self by exploring what’s cool, who…
No Logo: Brands, Globalization & Resistance
Videos/Movies
No Logo (40 min) explores branding, globalization, and the backlash against both. “No Logo shows how the commercial takeover of…