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Human Sexuality Unit
Eighth graders determine how mass media influences human sexuality by looking at advertisements for their sexual content and how the ads affect their decision making. After evaluating the advertisements in a PowerPoint presentation they write a one paragraph response which includes three details from the presentation.
8th Health 4 Views 16 Downloads
New Review 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 24 Views 35 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Pop Art-Reflections of the Mass Media
Young scholars select a common object or a face, and draw or paint it on a flat surface making it larger than real life. They choose a common object or simple scene and repeat it horizontally or vertically as defined rows. They create a flat, two dimensional drawing or painting in the manner of the comic book.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 17 Downloads
Women in the Media
Learners discuss ways they think women and men are portrayed in the mass media. They watch an excerpt from SISTERS OF '77 discussing media coverage of the event. Students write an essay describing their reactions to women in the media.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 16 Downloads
The Mass Media and Politics
What effect do the prevalence of televisions in homes have on the American political stage? Challenge your students to consider this idea with these ten questions, both true/false and multiple choice. You could use this instructional activity as a review activity or as a quiz after a lesson on mass media.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 9 Views 65 Downloads
Evolution of Mass Media after 1920
Eleventh graders study the importance of media through American History. In this American History lesson plan, 11th graders develop teamwork skills discovering information regarding an assigned time period. Students predict and analyze the impact of media in history and today.
11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 9 Downloads
Mining Mass Media
Students take a closer look at the attributes of electronic media. In this journalism instructional activity, students compare and contrast electronic and print versions of the same news stories. Students then write their one broadcast news stories.
8th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 5 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, 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
Young scholars view a television program that explores the influence and importance of film's contribution to the rise of global culture. They discuss and write about the movies' influence in their own lives and compare and contrast different forms of media.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
Post-Modernism and Mass Culture
Learners 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 10 Views 60 Downloads
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 27 Views 59 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
Is the media aiding Global Peace when reporting on religion?
Students play 'telephone' to simulate communication difficulties. In this media analysis lesson, students read and analyze newspaper articles related to religious tensions between the Pope and Muslims. Students evaluate the media's power to enhance or detract from Global Peace in a class discussion and make connections to the 'telephone' simulation.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
Surveying Our Media
Students participate in a lesson that is concerned with the concept of examining the use of media in society. They create surveys to measure the presence of the media in everyday life. The results are collected and represented in the appropriate type of graph.
9th - 12th Math 3 Views 10 Downloads