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The Role of Media
What constitutes the media, and how does it act as a gatekeeper, agenda-setter, and watchdog in society in the United States? Through a variety of worksheets and an in-class true/false participation review, your young citizens will examine the roles and motivations of the media and in what they convey to the public.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 56 Views 58 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Media Literacy in Presentations
Middle schoolers study the three types of mass media messages: visual media, written media, and audio media. After a class discussion which has them list examples of each, learners get into pairs and work on analyzing the "Four A's" in different types of media messages.
6th - 8th Language Arts 28 Views 61 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 23 Views 16 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Day the Mesozoic Died
While this is not the traditional, step-by-step lesson plan, it is chock-full of material that you can easily incorporate into your earth history unit. Its main purpose is to serve as a guide to using a three-part film, The Day the Mesozoic Died, which uncovers evidence in the fossil record for the mass extinction at the end of the Cretaceous period.
6th - 12th Science 13 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Feeling On Display
Many teen girls and boys experience great pressure to keep up online appearances. Work together as a class to consider the effect of photos on social networking sites, and invite your learners to reflect on such important concepts as double standards and judgment.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 32 Views 24 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Mass Media and Politics
What effect do the prevalence of televisions in homes have on the American political stage? Challenge your learners to consider this idea with these ten questions, both true/false and multiple choice. You could use this learning exercise as a review activity or as a quiz after a lesson on mass media.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 10 Views 66 Downloads
The Day the Mesozoic Died
A dynamic, three-part feature explores what caused mass extinction of the dinosaurs at the end of the Cretaceous period. Computer animations, interviews, and on-site footage from around the world divulge evidence that it was the K-T Asteroid.
34 mins 8th - Higher Ed Science 5 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Mapping the Mediasphere
Students compare/contrast the media messages they see in two different communities in their city. They list the elements of art and the principles of design in the photographs they have taken in those two different communities. They create visual and conceptual models of the "media sphere" found in the two communities of their choice.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 17 Downloads
Shaking the Movers: Youth Rights and Media
Children have rights! Exploring those rights and using media to express those rights is the focus of this Media Awareness Network lesson. Although some of the law links reflect the Canadian Articles of The Convention, the majority of the resources prove invaluable.
9th - 10th Language Arts 8 Views 22 Downloads
Bias and Crime in Media
Critical thinking and social justice are central themes for this resource on bias and crime in media. The class views and discusses an incisive PSA that highlights assumptions based on race. Small groups read newspaper opinion pieces about reporting a person's faith in crime news and deconstruct how it can influence bias toward groups of people based on religion.
10th - 12th 21st Century Skills 22 Views 35 Downloads
The Reality of Digital Drama
Why is drama queen a title but not drama king? Explore peer drama with your class, covering both reality television and real-life Internet interactions. Pupils discuss drama as a general term before watching two videos while taking notes.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 95 Views 53 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 11 Views 73 Downloads
Movies And Television
Students examine the impact movies and television have on society and the addictive and negative behaviors they can potentially promote. In this mass media lesson plan, students explore the ramifications that mass media has on young minds. Students discuss the shallow values and negatives attitudes that are often portrayed in mainstream movies and television.
4th - 12th Social Studies & History 14 Views 67 Downloads
The Function of Music
Explore concepts of audience, purpose and symbols in this lesson from Media Smarts that asks students to consider all the functions of music. Through a series of discussions and activities, your class will brainstorm possible functions of music and then think more deeply about how music can become a symbol of a time period, an event or a product through advertising.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 29 Views 162 Downloads
Technology and the Media
Young scholars are introduced to the roles and influence of technology and the media on American representative democracy. They examine the effects of the Internet on citizens' role in government and the role and effects of media on the political process.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 17 Downloads
Basic Visual Language Ii: How To Analyze a Visual Text
Young scholars identify techniques used to communicate visually. They compare and contrast different visual techniques found in mass media. They apply their understanding by creating photographs that use a variety of visual literacy techniques.
7th - 12th Language Arts 5 Views 12 Downloads
Post-Modernism and Mass Culture
Young scholars examine the suggestion that the subjective experience of everyday life and sense of identity has changed in America in recent years. In this post-modernism and mass culture lesson, students engage in 4 multi-step exercises that challenge them to understand the aspects of American culture today.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 11 Views 61 Downloads