Media Literacy Teacher Resources
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Docs for School: Viewing and Teaching Guide
Teaching documentary in your class? Inform your instruction with a guide meant to support teachers as they begin with documentary. The resource includes information on what a documentary is as well as documentary modes, elements, and film and media literacy.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 11 Views 9 Downloads
The Other Drug War
Learners examine the concepts of media literacy and how they apply to prescription drug advertising. They watch and discuss the Frontline video, "The Other Drug War," complete a worksheet, and answer questions regarding magazine drug advertisements.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 13 Downloads
Media Literacy: TV - What You Don't See!
Learners examine how to evaluate what they are watching on television. They discuss hip hop music videos, compare/contrast them to other types of music videos, write a letter or press release about promoting positive teen stories, and evaluate the news.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 69 Downloads
Media Literacy Final Project
Students meet as a class to discuss a variety of media literacy topics before breaking into groups to conduct research on one aspect of the topic. In order to gather information, they watch episodes of the Simpson's television show and answer assigned questions.
9th - 12th Technology & Engineering 4 Views 28 Downloads
Media Literacy Analyzed
Fourth and fifth graders define the term media literacy, then come up with examples that they share with the class. The types of media studied are auditory, visual, and written. Learners get together in pairs and perform a media scavenger hunt.
4th - 5th Language Arts 11 Views 21 Downloads
Elementary learners observe and discuss advertisements for tobacco and alcohol. They identify how advertisers place information in strategic spots and make their product look good. They choose an ad and fill out the attached form on media literacy.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 6 Views 78 Downloads
General Lesson Plan for Documentary Lens
Use this general lesson guide to inform your instruction surrounding a documentary. The lesson is made up of five activities. The activities are intentionally general because they are designed to adapted for specific films. While the lesson was originally designed to go with the films on the same site as the plan, they could be used with virtually any film.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 9 Views 4 Downloads
Media Literacy Discussion Guide
Students examine and analyze visual media and its messages critically. They determine whether specific media messages inform, entertain, or persuade and what factors influence the media. Using primary sources, they participate in peer discussions and debates about what type of media best portrays a real life historic event.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 28 Downloads
Mini-Media Literacy Project
Encourage your pupils to think critically about media and the messages media portrays. Starting off with a quick-write about pop culture, this assignment launches into a hands-on, collaborative collage project. After creating collages, partners take a gallery walk, respond to a series of questions, and come up with a message they would like to say to the media.
4th - 7th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 5 Downloads
Media Literacy Project
After a novel study, provide your class with the eight project options here. Pupils select one option and use the planning and time management tools included to stay on track with their work. Most of the project options involve use of the Internet for research or word processing tools.
6th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 4 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
Media Literacy Lesson Plans
Students familiarize themselves with the definition of media literacy and why it is important. In this media literacy instructional activity, students examine the front pages of three different types of newspapers. Students discuss the lead stories and the target audience.
10th - Higher Ed Language Arts 4 Views 20 Downloads
The Lorax Movie
First graders identify text features and how they communicate meaning to the reader. In this media literacy lesson, 1st graders view the movie The Lorax and discuss how students from another country would respond to this movie. Students write one sentence and draw an illustration.
1st Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 61 Downloads
New Review Identifying Persuasion in Media Literacy
As part of a study of media literacy, groups examine advertisements from Money, Fortune, The New Yorker, or Good Housekeeping and identify the types of rhetorical appeals used in the ads. After groups present their findings, the whole class discusses other ways persuasion is used in our culture.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
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
Trick or Treat for Unicef
Creative thinkers develope advertisements. They work in groups to create an advertisement featuring the importance of contributing to UNICEF. They research, learn about point of view, and present final projects to the class.
5th - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 11 Downloads