1. Get into groups of 5.
2. Read the following articles about tobacco use and the use of graphic labels to discourage people from using tobacco products.
3.Decide who’s who-
Reporter- you will do a small amount of research on the statistics of tobacco use, compile research done by the researchers, and play the role of anchorman during the live broadcast news segment.
Researcher 1- you will be researching tobacco and the effects it has on the body and working with the media staff to create a body poster.
Researcher 2- you will be researching the addictive qualities of tobacco, the financial burden, and the quitting process.
Researcher 3- you will be researching the laws regarding tobacco use, advertising, and warning labels.
Photographer/Media staff- you will be finding 3 pictures and using your expertise to turn them into transparencies as well as working on the body poster with researcher 1.
YOU ALL WILL BE HAVING A NEWSROOM STAFF MEETING ON DAY 6, SO BE THERE AND BE READY!
DAYS 2 thru 5-
Go to work! Read your job requirements and use the resources in your briefcase to fulfill those requirements.
Reporter- Research statistics about tobacco use. Be sure to include mortality rates and prevalence. Make sure to mention usage rates among teenagers, adults, and seniors as well any other interesting statistics you can find. Use this information to create the introduction and conclusion for your news segment. Have this information ready to report to the rest of the staff at the newsroom staff meeting on day 6.
Researcher 1- Research what tobacco does to your body. Include interior effects (heart, lungs, etc.) as well as the exterior effects (hair, fingernails, etc.). Make sure to include smokeless tobacco and second hand smoke. Give this information to the media staff by day 4and work together to create a life-size image of the effects of tobacco (ask the media staff how, they have the detailed directions). Have this poster ready for the newsroom staff meeting on day 6.
Researcher 2- Research whether or not tobacco is addicting, include statistics in your answer. Also find information about the financial burden tobacco use puts on the smoker per cigarette, pack, carton, day, month, year, and lifetime, and how much smoking cessation can cost. Research how to quit, and give the people of the U.S. some resources they can investigate if they desire to quit. Compile all of your research in an organized way to report to the rest of the staff at the newsroom staff meeting on day 6.
Researcher 3- Research the current contries that are using graphic warning labels and if these warning labels have been effective. Use this information to decide if America should impliment the use of such labels. Compile all of this data in an organized way to share with the rest of the staff at the newsroom staff meeting on day 6.
Media staff- Find at least 3 of the pictures Britain is going to be using on their cigarette packs and turn them into a transparency for the overhead projector. As the reporter is giving the report to the class, you will be projecting these pictures on the wall next to them like they have on real TV news programs.
Additionally, Researcher 1 will be giving you descriptions of the physical effects of tobacco. You and Researcher 1 will work together to create a life-size image of these effects. One of you will lay on a piece of butcher paper and have the other one trace the outline of your body. Use that outline and crayons/markers to create a human figure with all of the effects of tobacco showing.
Have all of your work completed and ready for the newsroom staff meeting on day 6.
DAY 6- NEWSROOM STAFF MEETING! Work together as a group to compile all your information and create a script for your newscast. Rehearse your news segment as a group. Make sure all components of the project are complete and work together to complete any unfinished parts. Check the grading rubric and make sure your project is an A!
DAY 7- NEWS TIME! Present your news segment to the people of the United States. Make sure to dress and act professional, the whole country is watching you!