Made You Look
Before the first class, students are required to obtain a copy of Made You Look by Shari Graydon. It can be found at most libraries, bookstores, or online shops like Amazon or Half-Priced Books.
Class Dates and Times
Weeks of February 5 - March 5
Thursdays at 12:30 pm EST
In addition to the reading, students will be expected to explore approximately 1-2 hours of content per week outside of class (reading, watching videos) and spend 1-3 hours per week completing assignments (quizzes, discussions, and working on their essay or project). This class should take 3-7 hours per week depending on the age and skill level of the student. Also, if this is your student’s first course, learning to navigate the Canvas LMS system may require time and parental assistance the during first couple of weeks of the course.
What Parents Need to Know
DISCLAIMER: Students will be analyzing print and video advertisements during the course. Some of these contain beer and cigarettes to demonstrate how companies once marketed these products to children before regulations were put in place.
The students will begin by searching for the hidden advertisements that are all around them! Then they will look at the other surreptitious ways that marketing geniuses are trying to infiltrate their brains. This book is an essential self-defense guide for any young person. It is written in a lively and friendly tone, with lots of fodder for conversation. Students will complete 2 advertising projects and 2 essays (one expository and one persuasive) during this course.
To participate in Groovy Kids classes students will need:
1) A computer with either Windows, IOS, Android, Chrome, or Linux operating system.
2) A high speed internet connection (1.5 minimum Mbps, 2.5 Mbps for HD video).
3) Either a USB headset with microphone or telephone (mobile or landline will work)
4) A printer (optional but highly recommended).
5) A device, like a smart phone, that can take a digital picture.
6) Access to word processing software like Microsoft Word, Pages, or Google Docs. Documents must be submitted as either a doc, docx, or PDF file to be graded.
Other Supplies and Equipment
During this class students will complete 2 advertising art project, so the student will benefit from having basic craft supplies (paper, pencil, markers, etc). The student can also create their projects digitally. The instructor will explore some options with the students in the class depending on what software they have access to.