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Media Literacy and Consumer Awareness Lesson – Bottled Water



Total Pages: 25 pages
Answer Key: Included
Teaching Duration: 90 minutes
File Size: 1 MB
File Type: PDF

Media Literacy and Consumer Awareness Lesson – Bottled Water

Help your students develop a deeper understanding of consumer awareness and Science with this engaging lesson on the hidden materials (microplastics) found in bottled water. This Media Literacy and Consumer Awareness lesson examines five popular bottled water brands and discusses what was found in each brand.

  • This resource contains individual PDFs of student pages to assist with online learning, i.e. Google Classroom™. The unit also comes with Google Slides™ versions of the included graphic organizers for 1:1 technology schools.

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This lesson is also included in the Full Year Middle School English Language Arts Lesson Bundle 1 and Media Literacy Bundle 1


  • Regular, reliable internet access is required for this resource.
  • Internet must be able to access online video sources.
  • This resource is a non-editable PDF, with Google Classroom-compatible PDFs included.
  • Curriculum Link: This set of lessons can be used for media literacy lessons (discussing how companies get people to purchase their products) or as part of your Health/Science Curriculum. This would be a great starter lesson for Grade 7 or 8 Science to discuss the environmental impact of single-use plastics.

Media Literacy and Consumer Awareness Lesson – Outline:

  1. Introduction to Consumer Awareness
  2. Bottled Water Questions
  3. Journal Entry Assessment (4 Options)
  4. Bottled Water Quiz
  5. Extend Your Learning Assignment

Media Literacy and Consumer Awareness Lesson – Includes:

  • Differentiated and engaging activities
  • Individual PDFs of student pages for uploading to Google Classroom or other online learning portals
  • Google Slides graphic organizers for 1 to 1 technology classrooms
  • Detailed lesson plan
  • Lessons are divided up with title pages for easy access
  • Detailed teacher directions
  • Answer Key

Media Literacy and Consumer Awareness Lesson – Teacher Feedback:

  1. “Going to use coupled with A Long Walk to Water Novel unit”
  2. “Very well organized.”
  3. “Very easy to teach!”
  4. “Another great media lesson and ties nicely to my water walks. Thank you!”
  5. “These were great resources to use with my LA class.”

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