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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 41 Views 123 Downloads
Newberry 90 Second Movie
I love this project! We all read and summarize chapters with our students, but not like this. The class is broken into 4 groups, each group reads a different Newberry book and summarizes each chapter. They use their chapter summaries to storyboard and then write a script which will be filmed with a digital camera.
5th Visual & Performing Arts 7 Views 7 Downloads
The Reel World
Students explore the ways in which the New York Times column 'Taking the Kids' analyzes whether or not current movies are appropriate for different ages of Students. They explore past articles from the column and create movie posters.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 10 Downloads
Is All Cinema Verité?
Students explore the relationship between movies and culture, looking at movies as both a part of and a reflection of popular culture. They research the specific historical and cultural realities present during the run of a particular movie.
6th - 12th Language Arts 4 Views 25 Downloads
Young scholars evaluate and debate whether movies, television shows, and other mass media cause violent behavior in students and whether books are the same as or different from these other media in their potential for causing violent behavior in Young scholars.
6th - 12th Language Arts 5 Views 56 Downloads
Let's Meet The Presidents
Create a digital movie documenting research about an American President. Using internet sources, young scholars with special needs gather information about their chosen president. Working in groups, they use this information to create a digital movie giving a biographical account of the president's life.
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History 14 Views 30 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
Play a vocabulary game with words from an article about Savion Glover's contribution to the film "Happy Feet." Then, small groups of students design and create original movie advertisements using vivid vocabulary to give Glover the recognition that the writer feels he deserves.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 9 Views 44 Downloads
Mega-Mergers and Cross Marketing
Learners tudents examine the influence and power of media mergers by studying the Space Jam cross-marketing phenomenon. The instructional activity begins with a discussion about the film Space Jam, with students responding to an article by Naomi Klein about the movie.
8th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts 14 Views 24 Downloads
Miscast and Seldom Seen
Consider how well students' favorite TV shows, movies and video games reflect the diversity of society. The instructional activity 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 5 Views 6 Downloads
Equal Protection of the Law: Fact or Fiction
High schoolers focus on the 14th Amendment of the Bill of Rights to decide whether or not racism denies citizens of their rights under the amendment. They watch a movie, Every Two Seconds and complete a worksheet (included in the plan) about the movie and the topics presented in it.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 13 Views 30 Downloads
A New Life, a New Home
Students connect with an immigration unit through research, journal writing, digital photography, and a movie production using iMovie. By acting out the immigrant's experience, students gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of their journey.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 7 Views 21 Downloads
Butterflies, Butterflies, Butterflies
Transform your class into a butterfly museum! Research different types of butterflies, their habitat, and life cycle. Interactive components such as PowerPoint presentations, Claymation movies, and webpages add pizzaz to the museum displays.
3rd - 5th Science 3 Views 147 Downloads
Lab 2: Drag Racing
In this lesson, students, Analyze the relationship between velocity and acceleration * Calculate an object's average acceleration * Collect data and interpret it* Create and analyze a graph showing acceleration.Students also work in pairs to calculate an object's acceleration.
9th - 12th Math 3 Views 19 Downloads