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Campaign Ads Lesson
Resources for Campaign Ads Lesson
A. View Election Campaigns in the
C-SPAN Video Library
- Aired October 14, 2010: Darrell West, author of
Air Wars: Television Advertising in Election Campaigns 1952-2008
and Janet Brown, Executive Director on Commission talked about election campaigns.
, under Subject/Topics "Campaigns and Elections", use the search term "ads".
C. Find other interesting programming on political ads:
Campaign Ads tab on C-SPAN Politics:
For some vignettes from around the country check the related programs under this clip in the C-SPAN Video Library.
D. To hook students, they might try applying Steven Colbert's definition of "Truthiness" to the ads: "The quality of preferring concepts or facts one wishes to be true, rather than concepts or facts known to be true".
E. Have students create their own ads for real candidates.
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