Media (Communication) Teacher Resources
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METHODS OF COMMUNICATION
Young scholars identify and determine the effectiveness of various methods of communication. They construct a chart or poster that illustrates the various methods and venues through which individuals, groups, and the media communicate with the public.
9th - 12th Language Arts 7 Views 13 Downloads
Diversity in Media: Looking Critically at What We See
This learning experience fosters awareness of representations we see, and don't see, in the media. Learners list TV programs, games, and films they enjoy, identify characters' ethnic, religious, (dis)ability, and sexual orientation status, assess whether what they see accurately represents where they live, and discuss equity or the lack of it in the media.
8th - Higher Ed Language Arts 23 Views 109 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
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 14 Views 27 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
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
Miscast and Seldom Seen
Consider how well high schoolers' favorite TV shows, movies and video games reflect the diversity of society. The lesson introduces your class to several media literacy concepts, such as how media conveys values and messages, as well as the possible consequences of these concepts.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
Favorite Sports and Athletes: an Introduction to Sports Media
Even young children watch sports and like team logos and products. It's never too early to think critically about what's onscreen. This exercise develops awareness that media communicate values (i.e. who participates in sports and who doesn't; violence is newsworthy), and how aesthetic appeal can influence beliefs.
K - 3rd Health 11 Views 27 Downloads
The Study of Jon Stewart’s Comedy on America
What do your pupils think of the state of news casting in the United States? Find out with the materials and plan provided here. The resource includes a journal prompt, several reading selections, an essay prompt, a model essay, a rubric, and a self-assessment.
10th - 12th Language Arts 21 Views 37 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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
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
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
Lesson Ten: Your World Without Oil
Students participate in the World Without Oil game as they examine the effects of a prolonged oil shortage. In this oil shortage lesson, students play the online game, World Without Oil, before making an audio clip based on the scenarios. They script and produce a report/podcast that describes what the world would be like during a prolonged oil shortage.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 16 Downloads
Communication, Day 1: Non-Verbal Communication
Have your secondary special education class learn and practice effective communication skills. Both verbal and non-verbal communication is discussed and practiced. They communicate using body language, build listening skills, and discuss socially appropriate communication.
9th - 12th Special Education 59 Views 306 Downloads
Communication and Social Networks
Pupils work in cooperative groups to explore communication needs of our world. They are assigned a demographic area and asked to create ways to solve communication problems with innovative ideas. They also explore areas that can help with communication in everyday life.
K - 5th Technology & Engineering 6 Views 43 Downloads
Communication, Day 2: Assertiveness
Having social skills and being able to assert yourself in a positive way is so important. Students with mild to moderate disabilities engage in a series of activities to practice assertive communication and social skills. Perfect for a secondary special education class learning how to be socially appropriate in a safe way.
9th - 12th Special Education 35 Views 226 Downloads
Skill Fifteen: Master Online Communication
Social media and online networking dominates communication in today's society, and it would be a disservice to our classes not to take some time to explore this very relevant cultural phenomenon. This resource brings to light the type of communication that our adolescents are involved with on a daily basis, and gives them the opportunity to analyze the purpose and advantages/disadvantages of such programs as Facebook, Twitter, Dropbox, etc.
9th - 12th 21st Century Skills 3 Views 8 Downloads
Digital Life 101
Play the video "Digital Life 101" to launch a discusion of the responsible use of social media and online relationships. Related activities ask learners to craft a personal simile describing their media life, and handouts provide a media use quide and vocablary list.
6th - 8th 21st Century Skills 25 Views 42 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 9 Views 72 Downloads