Media Literacy Teacher Resources
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Research Project Embedded with Media Literacy
6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
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...
Find The Hidden Message: Media Literacy in Primary Grades
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...
How Social Media Can Make History
16 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
From Nineteen Eighty-Four, Brave New World, and Fahrenheit 451 to Facebook, Twitter, and TXT. Here’s a must-see video for anyone interested in the transformation of the media landscape and message distribution. The narrator traces four...
History of Media Literacy Part 2: Crash Course Media Literacy
10 mins 8th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
How did radio and television impact media literacy? Explore the rise of protectionism using a video, part of a Crash Course media literacy series. Scholars discover the social, moral, and political sides of media analysis and criticism.
Media and the Mind: Crash Course Media Literacy
9 mins 8th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Media really messes with your head! Psychological scholars explore the tricks our brains sometimes play when presented with new information during a video in a Crash Course series discussing media literacy. Topics include false memory,...
Future Literacies: Crash Course Media Literacy
8 mins 8th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
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...
The Media and the War: Is the Media Part of the Story?
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
The media is supposed to report the news, but can the media affect the events occurring in the news? Explore the ways the media has influenced world events in the last few centuries with a study of the Mexican-American War, the...
Critical Media Literacy: Commercial Advertising
6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
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...
The Media and the War: The Penny Press, Walt Whitman and the War
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
The Mexican-American war marked a significant moment in United States history, as well as in the history of American media. The mid-nineteenth century saw the introduction of the Penny Press, which provided many American citizens with...