Abstract 7- Volume 1, Number 2, Summer 2006

Social Studies Research and Practice

Volume 1, Number 2, Summer 2006



How is Today’s Consumer Affected by the Use of Media in Advertising?
A WebQuest

Amy Courtney
Mary Haas

West Virginia University


Fifth graders will enjoy this WebQuest that challenges their understanding of the role that advertising plays in influencing youth. WebQuest makes use of the multiple types of resources through the internet including historical advertisements in print and video clips of today’s world. The Teacher’s Page sets the context for usage in a larger unit of study.

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About the Author(s)…

Amy Courtney is a fifth year student in the Five-Year Teacher Education Program at West Virginia University. Her major is elementary education with a specialization in early childhood. During her years at WVU she has been an instructor for the BabySplash and ToddlerSplash programs and for a summer program for elementary students called Energy Express. Contact information: acourtne@mix.wvu.edu, West Virginia University.

Mary E. Haas is professor of Curriculum and Instruction at West Virginia University where she teaches social studies methods. Students in her methods classes are required to create social studies WebQuests. Contact information: maryhaas1@mac.com, West Virginia University.