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What is a media baby? Discuss at what age children should be exposed to electronic media. After reading an article, they identify the types of media products for infants and toddlers. Learners will predict the effects of media on the children at various stages of development.
6th - 12th Language Arts 13 Views 282 Downloads
Who Knows? Your Privacy in the Information Age
Teach young adults how to become advocates for their privacy in the modern information age. In a series of five lessons, learners explore their beliefs and opinions about privacy vs. the actual laws regarding who has the right to access personal information.
8th - 12th Language Arts 6 Views 28 Downloads
New Review Research Project Embedded with Media Literacy
Here is a phenomenal language arts lesson plan on media literacy for your middle and high schoolers. In it, learners produce a research product in the form of a public service announcement (PSA). First, they view examples of these PSA's to get familiar with them.
6th - 12th Language Arts 30 Views 16 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
What's Mine Isn't (Necessarily) Yours
When we use images or ideas from the Internet, we might be infringing on someone's rights. Give your class the opportunity to understand copyright and creator's rights as they evaluate fair and legal use of media found online. As they explore intellectual property, public domain, and plagiarism, they also explore how media resources can, and should, be cited.
4th - 8th 21st Century Skills 51 Views 66 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Defining Girl Power: Finding Self in the Media
Eighth graders compare the different images of girls and women in the media. In this cultural lesson plan, 8th graders compare and contrast healthy and unhealthy body images of women. Students analyze how media influences girls attitudes towards their appearance and sexuality.
8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 17 Downloads
New Review Examine the Media
Take a look at media though a critical lens. Class members cut out images of women from magazines and conduct a gallery walk, considering the portrayal of women and men in these images. They then read an article and discuss the content and images in small groups.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 17 Views 9 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Discovering Japan Through Cooperative Research
Search a variety of sources to create a multimedia or book project about Japan. Learners use the independent investigation method to plan and conduct research about Japan. They use the information they discover to create a computer book or a multimedia project for an oral presentation.
4th - 6th 21st Century Skills 7 Views 207 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
American Media: Addicted to Scandal?
Students examine media coverage of George W. Bush's refusal to answer questions regarding past illegal drug usage in the 1999 campaign. They consider the role of rumor, scandal, audience and relevance in political media coverage.
6th - 12th Language Arts 6 Views 34 Downloads
How Media Shapes Perception
Students explain the impact that the media may have in shaping their intellectual and emotional responses to current events. They examine broadcast and Web-based news sites to find subtexts through the use of language, audio, and visual elements.
10th - 12th Language Arts 30 Views 95 Downloads
Getting Informed and Informing
Help your young learners understand the importance of privacy when communicating about relationship issues and sexual health. Class members are broken into groups to research various technology-based communication channels that can be used to give or acquire information, and then discuss the consequences of public/private communications.
8th - 10th Health 10 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Note-Taking: K.I.S.S. "Keep It Short and Simple"
Note-taking is an essential study skill, and it needs to be taught! In the context of a research project on energy sources, learners find multiple sources, evaluating, paraphrasing, and citing them correctly. Two lists with note-taking guidelines are attached.
4th - 6th Language Arts 85 Views 289 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Media: Between the Lines
Learners in grades four through eight discuss, engage, and interact online to better grasp the concept of media. They will identify types of media, deconstruct media, understand how they personally use or interact with media, and work to build digital literacy skills.
4th - 8th 21st Century Skills 61 Views 92 Downloads CCSS: Designed
How Media Shapes Perception
Students analyze how media shapes their perception of events. In this media instructional activity, students research the home pages of assigned web sites to determine how media influences how they feel about tragic event. They look at head lines about the events of September 11, 2001 and discuss their reactions to them.
9th - 12th Technology & Engineering 10 Views 41 Downloads
Nutrition and the Media: Cereal Box Consumerism
How many treats do you buy each week? Learners investigate diets and how the media tricks consumers into purchasing unhealthy snacks. They will investigate the designs and logos affiliated with cereal boxes and identify specific phrases that help sell products.
2nd - 5th Social Studies & History 5 Views 211 Downloads
The Economics of Information
Create an expert guide to local businesses in this lesson. Through research, young readers consider their local businesses and the services they provide, paying attention to any conflicting information they might find. Working in groups, they create their guide as a resource to help their peers choose which businesses to patronize in their neighborhood.
6th - 12th Language Arts 5 Views 54 Downloads
Tech Tours using Google Earth
Students utilize Google Earth along with various multimedia to create a virtual tour across the world. In this geography and technology lesson, students choose a location to research. They showcase the location by including narration, pictures, links, audio, etc, using a wide variety of technology.
K - 6th 21st Century Skills 22 Views 92 Downloads
Using Drama to Explore Media Advertising
Tenth graders explore how drama is used in media advertising. They brainstorm ideas related to media and advertising. They examine ads in small groups to deconstruct the ads' effectiveness. They discuss quotes about advertising and write in journals reflecting on ads and how they are used.
10th Visual & Performing Arts 9 Views 72 Downloads