This assignment has 6 parts.
1. First, read about advertising here. List 5 new facts you learned about advertising.
3. Third, pick a decade in American history and search for commercials and/or commercial clips on YouTube or Google Video. For example, use the search terms "1980s commercials" (or its many variations) and see what you find. Be prepared to show a 2-4 minute commercials clip in class, and discuss.
If you have time, you may also want to finish viewing the Frontline documentary on advertising, "The Persuaders."