What I Do Best: Discovering the Strengths and Effects on Audience of Various Media
High schoolers explore the specifics and effects of different media on an audience. They use handouts to analyze and annotate picture books and then transfer these skills to a medium of their choice.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 4 Downloads
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
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
Why do some people alter or manipulate the photos they post online? Students explore this practice with discussion and various sources, including several case studies, while considering artistry, journalism, and audience. Complete with...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
A Cinematic Journey Through Visual Effects
George Méliès realized in the early days of cinema that, "Films have the ability to capture dreams." From classic movies like A Trip to the Moon, The Lost World, and Metropolis, to more modern marvels like Blade Runner, Jurassic Park,...
7 mins 9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 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 plan begins with a discussion about the film Space Jam, with students responding to an article by Naomi...
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