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Communication Arts: Public Service Announcements
These sites are about producing public service announcements (PSAs). Learn techniques on scripting writing and story boarding. A number of examples of audio and video PSAs can be found. Teaching plans are also included. There are also links to eThemes Resources on writing persuasion and advertisements.
This site provides several video samples of Public Service Announcements. The first three samples ("Tampa Bay: Living Legacy", "Down the Drain", and "Methanol Fuel Cell Vehicles: The Clear Alternative") in this website are all related to the topic of "Man & Nature".
This website contains a number of public service announcements (PSA) used for providing information to people in the hurricane affected areas. Audio clips and transcripts are also included. Audiences can listen to a PSA online by clicking the file name or download a PSA to personal computer by right-click on the PSA name and select Save/Save Target As.
Students will conduct research on copyright and intellectual property rights and then use the information to create a campagin to raise copyright awareness. Includes online resources and examples of PSA. NOTE: This site has links to external sites.
These sites focus on persuasive and argumentative writing for middle and high school students. Learn about the persuasive techniques used in letters, essays, and advertisements. There are suggested hands-on activities, graphic organizers, writing prompts, and assessment sheets. Includes a link to an eThemes Resource on debate.
Explore these web pages to learn how to write good advertisements. Find out what the target audience is, how to create a right appeal, and what words to use for a successful advertisement. Includes quotes on advertising by David Ogilvy, lists of top advertisements and slogans, lesson plans, work sheets, and in class activities. Includes links to the eThemes resource on Advertisements and Persuasive Writing.