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Crash Course: Media Literacy

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Viewers take a Crash Course in Media Literacy. They watch 12 videos that take them through media history, the positive and negative effects of media, and regulations and policies affecting media producers. The series aims to help viewers...
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Crash Course Navigating Digital Information

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
In an age when so much information is delivered online, media literacy skills are essential. John Green's Crash Course on Navigating Digital Information provides 21st-century learners with the skills they need to help them evaluate the...
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Digital Literacy Library: Privacy and Reputation

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Four lessons in the "Digital Literacy Library: Privacy and Reputation" unit underscore the importance of carefully considering what social media users share online. Pupils take a survey about their use, play a privacy game, learn how to...
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KidsHealth in the Classroom: Personal Health Grades K-2

For Teachers K - 2nd
21 lessons make up a personal health series for kindergarten through second-grade learners. Topics covered include fitness and fun (e.g. fitness, safe and healthy summer, screen time, and sportsmanship), hygiene (e.g. germs and head...
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KidsHealth in the Classroom: Personal Health Series Grades 6-8

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The Personal Health Series is designed to teach middle schoolers how to improve their own health. The 22 lessons address the CASEL competencies and are divided into five categories: Fitness and Fun; Hygiene; Nutrition; Puberty, Growing...
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A Student’s Guide to Using Social Media Safely

For Teachers 6th - 12th
While the kids in your class tap quickly on their electronic devices to stay in touch with their peers, they may not know the consequences of online social lives. Take them through a discussion about potential downfalls of a social media...
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Research Project Embedded with Media Literacy

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Here is a phenomenal language arts lesson 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...
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Reporting with Social Media

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
What does it take to create news stories that are both informative and objective? Aspiring journalists walk the line between engagement and activism with lesson 15 of a 16-part series titled The Social Media Toolbox. Grouped pupils...
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Nutrition and the Media: Cereal Box Consumerism

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
How many treats do you buy each week? Learners investigate diets and how the media tricks consumers into purchasing unhealthy snacks. They will investigate the designs and logos affiliated with cereal boxes and identify specific phrases...
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Future Literacies: Crash Course Media Literacy #12

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
In what direction is our wired world going? Scholars prepare to interact with the technology of the future using a video from a series that focuses on media literacy. The narrator proposes viewers keep a skeptical mind as they interact...
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Technology: Conveniences and Consequences

For Teachers 8th - 12th
It's a delicate balance—using technology to improve our lives while still protecting the environment, and ourselves, from the hazards of technology use. Class members examine statistics about the increase in media use, complete a survey...
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Social Media Roles

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Social media has changed the news publishing process, so how does it affect school news publications? Lesson nine in a 16-part series titled The Social Media Toolbox explores the traditional publishing roles through the lens of social...
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Find The Hidden Message: Media Literacy in Primary Grades

For Teachers K - 2nd
Learners practice listening to and reading various types of media and text. In groups, learners use video, newspapers, magazines, and more to compare and contrast different types of information. They identify the differences between fact...
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Social Media Education

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Show what you know about social media! The 16th and final lesson in The Social Media Toolbox gives pupils the opportunity to share their social media experiences with their school communities. Groups identify the most important messages,...
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Why Social Media?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Is social media the best way to convey news in your school? Young journalists dig deep into the social media question in the second of 16 lessons from The Social Media Toolbox. After learning about the relationship between social media...
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Critical Media Literacy: Commercial Advertising

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Commercial advertising—we can't get away from it, but do we realize just how often we are being advertised to? With this lesson, scholars analyze mass media to identify how its techniques influence our daily lives. Learners browse...
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Social Media and Sharing

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Whether it's cute cat videos or pictures from an epic vacation, scholars love to check out what's happening on social media! But, how much sharing is too much? A lesson from a vast digital citizenship series poses some serious points to...
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News Journalism Across the Media: Introduction

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Although students are aware of news as information that influences their perceptions of the world, they are often unaware of the various ways to present that information. Encourage them to investigate, discuss, analyze and make valuable...
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Technology and the Media

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students are introduced to the roles and influence of technology and the media on American representative democracy. They examine the effects of the Internet on citizens' role in government and the role and effects of media on the...
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News Literacy Model Curriculum in Social Studies

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Scholars investigate news literacy in the twenty-first century. They use technology, legal decisions, writings, and digital privacy to analyze the topic. Using what they learned, a group assignment looks into both the challenges and...
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Social Media Messages

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
What are the elements of a good social media post? The 13th activity in the 16-part Social Media Toolbox incorporates all of the typical components found in a Facebook or Twitter post. Scholars work together to create great posts based...
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A Curriculum for Digital Media Creation

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
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...
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Goldilocks and the Library Media Center

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders explore the library media center using the characters and story of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" by James Marshall. They discuss what rules Goldilocks would need to follow in the library, complete a sequence chain for...
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I Heard It 'Round the Internet: Sexual Health Education and Authenticating Online Information

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students evaluate websites regarding sexual health information. In this media awareness instructional activity, students discuss facts and myths regarding sex as they determine how to find reputable online and print resources.