Media and Money: Crash Course Media Literacy

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Money talks ... especially in the media world! How do finances influence the media we see? Answer that, and many other questions using a video in a media literacy series. The narrator discusses how economic reasons influence media creation, why stereotypes in TV and film perpetuate, and how social media is changing the face of media creators.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have pupils describe a stereotype they see often in films or TV series they watch
  • Assign a research project where individuals create a presentation that introduces their favorite media personalities from the Internet, TV, or film
Classroom Considerations

  • The video, fifth in the series, covers some sensitive issues in regards to race, gender, and sexual orientation; schedule a quick chat with an administrator to make them aware of the content
Pros

  • The resource provides an honest look at the relationship between financial means and media creation
  • Historical perspectives give viewers a clear understanding of how media has evolved since the invention of radio and television
Cons

  • None