Public Service Announcement Lesson Plan

Instructor: John Hamilton

John has tutored algebra and SAT Prep and has a B.A. degree with a major in psychology and a minor in mathematics from Christopher Newport University.

A Public Service Annoucement (PSA) is designed to inform the public. Today your students will study a text lesson, take a related quiz, and take part in an interesting hands-on activity to reinforce new concepts about PSAs.

Learning Objectives

After studying this lesson on Public Service Announcements, your students will be able to:

  • Describe how a PSA differs from a standard television advertisement
  • Explain the general content of several types of Public Service Announcements
  • Recap the history of PSAs and why they are no longer commonly seen

Length

1 - 1.5 Hours

Materials

Curriculum Standards

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.2

Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; provide an accurate summary of the text distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.5

Analyze the structure an author uses to organize a text, including how the major sections contribute to the whole and to an understanding of the topic.

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