Literature: "The Barcode Tattoo" by Suzanne Weyn
Learn about Suzanne Weyn, author of “The Barcode Tattoo” and her other novels. Some of the student activities on propaganda include a webquest,interactive advertising games, and an activity using newspaper ads.
Suzanne Weyn Website
Browse this site to learn about Suzanne Weyn and read synopses of her books. An additional interview is included from kidsread.com.
Suzanne Weyn Biographical Information
This link provides background information on Suzanne Weyn, author of "The Barcode Tattoo". NOTE: This site contains ads.
"The Barcode Tattoo" Book Trailer
Watch a book trailer of The Barcode Tattoo" by Suzanne Weyn that provides a brief introduction to the novel. NOTE: This site shows comments of the video.
This site involves students in creating an imaginary product and propaganda (ads) to sell it. An interactive site, "Don't Buy It", from PBS informs students about propaganda in advertising. NOTE: This site contains ads.
Ten Great Activities: Teaching With the Newspaper
This site provides propaganda terms and definitions with a newspaper activity matching terms to advertising. NOTE: This site contains ads.
Smartboard Presentation: Propaganda Techniques
Designed for sixth grade, this site provides an interactive lesson on propaganda techniques.
To learn who makes ads, how
they persuade, and what they want you to do, play Admongo. Through interactive games, students will learn, discover, and explore the power of ads.
Inform students on the techniques and types of propaganda. This webquest guides students through activities designed to teach about propaganda they encounter daily.
Mobilizing Children on the World War II Homefront
Examine World War II posters and other artifacts to understand their effects on the American public.
eThemes Resource: Media Techniques in Advertising
Here are websites about understanding and applying the media techniques used in modern advertising. There are archives of ads, lesson plan ideas, interactive features, and articles about how advertising works. Included is an eThemes resource on propaganda that addresses some of the same techniques.
eThemes Resource: Propaganda
These websites are about propaganda. How is propaganda used to influence political opinion? How is advertising like propaganda? Here you can find articles and lesson plans, sites about the persuasive techniques used in propaganda, examples of real life propaganda, and information on critical thinking skills.