The Power of Media
High schoolers investigate strategies, techniques, and tools used by mass media to influence perceptions and behavior. The impact of these strategies on society, the economy, the environment, and design are explored.
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A Curriculum for Digital Media Creation
Consumer technology has made it possible for filmmakers to create entire movies from the comfort of their home computer. Guide high school film buffs through the process of designing a documentary with an extensive unit published by...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
First Person: Diversity in Video Gaming
High schoolers explore the relationship between video games and actual population. Example: A 2005 study showed Latino youth play at higher rates than other groups, but there are no Latino playable characters. They watch a brief video...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington: Historical and Cultural Context
An insult to American politicians? A satire of news media? Or a critique of censorship, political corruption, and media propaganda? As part of a unit study on film, class members examine how director Frank Capra's develops these themes...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 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...
10th Visual & Performing Arts
Power Pack: Lessons in Civics, Math, and Fine Arts
Newspaper in Education (NIE) Week honors the contributions of the newspaper and is celebrated in the resource within a civics, mathematics, and fine arts setting. The resource represents every grade from 3rd to 12th with questions and...
3rd - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Mega-Mergers and Cross Marketing
Students tudents examine the influence and power of media mergers by studying the Space Jam cross-marketing phenomenon. The lesson begins with a discussion about the film Space Jam, with students responding to an article by Naomi Klein...
8th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts
Lesson: Unmonumental: Yesterday's News
Upper graders are tasked with developing a social consciousness as they analyze the impact of the news media. They view a presentation depicting various media events in order to understand threshold moments in history. There are three...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts