I have a friend give me a challenge that she was using in her classroom to teach students about advertising. This was just one of many things she was using in the classroom and I found in interesting. She had set up a loop of drug commercials for students to watch. She removed the name of the drug it was advertising and the illness it would be prescribed to help with.
At the end of each commercial there was a four minute pause when we would have no discussion and answer these questions.
1. What medical condition do you think this drug is prescribed is help with?
2. Do you think the warnings of what might be a side effects of the drug were worse than than the disease you mentioned above?
3. Do you read all the information the pharmacy provides when you get a new prescription?
I found it very interesting.