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Admongo Lesson Plans

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
Ads no longer target just teens and adults. Kids from eight to 12 have become the focus of a whole new generation of advertisers. A collection of four resources help tweens develop the critical thinking skills they need to understand...
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Grade 9-10 Literacy: The Power of New Media Unit

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
What are the benefits of media use? What are the dangers for young people and for society as a whole? After examining a series of materials, individuals craft an essay in which they explain what is at stake, state their own position on...
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Media Babies

For Teachers 6th - 12th
What is a media baby? Discuss at what age children should be exposed to electronic media. After reading an article, they identify the types of media products for infants and toddlers. Learners will predict the effects of media on the...
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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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Media Ownership: Crash Course Media Literacy

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
How does media ownership affect what we read, watch, and listen to—and how much we pay for it? Part of an extensive media literacy series, the video takes viewers back to the beginning of it all. From the birth of the telephone to...
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Understanding Mass Media News

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
In an age of fake news and photoshopped images, it is vital that 21st century learners development the skills they need to evaluate mass media and assess its validity. A great way to launch such a study is with a carefully crafted...
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Messages in the Media

For Students 8th Standards
What does a commercial about your favorite product tell you about yourself? Assess the hidden messages in the media, as well as the messages that not so hidden, with a lesson on how advertisements can affect one's self identity.
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Media Institution: Crash Course Government and Politics #44

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
A short, informative video discusses the various ways the media impacts the thought processes of citizens in the United States. Scholars analyze what bias exists in the media and how to know who to trust in reporting the news. Open...
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How Social Media Can Make History

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
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...
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The Media and the War: The Penny Press, Walt Whitman and the War

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
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...
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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 instructional activity, scholars analyze mass media to identify how its techniques influence our daily lives....
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Media and the Mind: Crash Course Media Literacy

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
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,...
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Influence of Media

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
We are bombarded with media images expressly designed to influence viewers. Learning how to analyze the intended effects of these images is essential and the focus of an activity that asks viewers to use the provided questions to guide...
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Media Literacy

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Elementary learners observe and discuss advertisements for tobacco and alcohol. They identify how advertisers place information in strategic spots and make their product look good. They choose an ad and fill out the attached form on...
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How are People Portrayed by Different Media?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Your 9th - 12th graders can hone their analysis and critical thinking skills by studying the way a subject is portrayed across media types. They examine how various print, visual, and online sources have portrayed key players in the 9/11...
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Future Literacies: Crash Course Media Literacy #12

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
How will new technologies such as artificial intelligence and facial recognition affect the future of media literacy? Scholars explore how data literacy and algorithmic literacy are shaping the future by collecting and using people's...
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EdTech Tuesdays: Student-Driven Apps & Social Media with Brad Wilson

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th Standards
You've heard of apps for students, but have you heard of an app made by students? Listen as 4th grade teacher and EdTech consultant Brad Wilson discusses a student-driven app of writing prompts called Things to Think About, as well as...
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American Media: Addicted to Scandal?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine media coverage of George W. Bush's refusal to answer questions regarding past illegal drug usage in the 1999 campaign. They consider the role of rumor, scandal, audience and relevance in political media coverage.
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Introductory News Literacy

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Aspiring journalists learn about media literacy, journalism, and the press. Units come complete with handouts, assignment rubrics, notes, and extension suggestions. Each unit also comes with a list of vocabulary words and learning...
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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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Evaluating Sources in a ‘Post-Truth’ World: Ideas for Teaching and Learning about Fake News

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The framers of the United States Constitution felt a free press was so essential to a democracy that they granted the press the protection it needed to hold the powerful to account in the First Amendment. Today, digital natives need to...
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Social Media Usage

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Is there a difference in the way organizations present news via social media and in print? The third in a series of 16 lessons from The Social Media Toolbox explores news outlets and their delivery methods. Groups follow a story for a...
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Defining Literacy in a Digital World

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What skills are necessary to interact with different types of text? Twenty-first century learners live in a digital world and must develop a whole new set of skills to develop media literacy. Class members engage in a series of...
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Crossing the Line Online: Sexual Harassment and Violence in the Age of Social Media - NYTimes.com

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Sexual harassment and sexual violence are by no means new issues. What has changed is the role of social media in these issues. This powerful and troubling lesson uses a specific rape case to launch research into a discussion of the...

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