Tobacco Control Lesson 1.3: Warning Labels
Students will create innovative new warning labels for cigarettes.
This activity is part of TeenNet's Virtual Classroom on Tobacco Control. Click here access to the complete teacher's guide.
Time Required: 30 minutes for introduction, 30 minutes to present to class. Time for individual work will vary.
This activity is part of Section 1: The Facts ofTeenNet's Virtual Classroom on Tobacco Control. Learning objectives for this section as a whole are:
- Knowledge of the chemicals, additives, and other ingredients in tobacco products (i.e. cigarettes), and tobacco smoke
- Understanding the addictive qualities of tobacco products
- Understanding the link between health and tobacco
Written for students. You can add this directly to your class as an assignment!
Create your own warning label for a package of cigarettes, chew tobacco, a tobacco ad. Once you've finished, upload your work to the Class Gallery.
- Suggest that students look at warning labels from Canada and other countries, and base their design on labels that seem to be the most effective.
- This is an excellent starting point for collaboration with another class from another country. Compare and contrast labels generated by each class. You can find collaboration partners in the Educator Discussions Forums.
- Students can considering sharing their work with the TIG's Global Gallery.
- Art supplies or graphic design software. - Scanner (if creating art by hand) - Access to a TIGed virtual classroom or collaboration