When discussing animal rights and perspective, this Sea World Ad is a must-have. Use this ad and the clip below to compare perspectives (such as the clip below from PETA.) Discuss the purpose of advertising and bias. Questions might include: What is bias? How does bias relate to perspective? What is advertising? How does bias relate to advertising? What information might be left out of both of these clips? Why is important to get as many facts and information as possible? Why is it important to think about bias when watching advertisements?
Typically found wearing mismatched socks, Dana Johansen spends her time teaching fifth grade in Connecticut, negotiating with her yellow lab about doggy dinner options, and plopping down on the floor in bookstore aisles to find new reads. She has taught elementary and middle school for fourteen years. Dana is a doctoral student at Teachers College, Columbia University where she studies blended learning in reading and writing workshop.