Elizabeth Haddon Library Newsletter

April 2023

Media Literacy

Persuasive Techniques in Advertising

Fifth graders learned to identify persuasive techniques used in advertising to become "media smart." Being media smart means you are able to discern and avoid tricks advertisers use to target consumers.

Advertisers use celebrities, expert opinions, emotional appeal, slogans, and the bandwagon technique to sell their products. Students were able to identify those techniques and instead make choices based on their needs and the quality of the product.

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Art History

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Keith Haring: The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing

Third graders read the biography of artist Keith Haring and learned that he insisted on drawing murals so everyone could enjoy his work. They learned about his childhood, his inspiration from breakdancers, and his generosity when it came to sharing his art. Students were encouraged to recreate or draw their own interpretation of Keith Haring's art.


A huge thanks to the Haddonfield Education Trust for awarding Tatem and Elizabeth Haddon School libraries a grant to purchase 12 BeeBots for our first and second grade students. BeeBots are programmable robots that provide a great introduction to coding.

Earth Day 2023

After reading about the history of straws and the impact of plastic straws on the environment in The Last Plastic Straw, fourth grade students became a part of the solution. They created posters to encourage Elizabeth Haddon students and staff to use alternatives to plastic straws.

Over 500 million plastic straws are thrown away each day in the United States. Alternatives to plastic straws include paper straws, stainless steel straws, bamboo straws or using no straws at all. We discussed how each person doing their part can make a huge difference!

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