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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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Media and Money: Crash Course Media Literacy

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Money talks ... especially in the media world! How do finances influence the media we see? Answer that, and many other questions using a video in a media literacy series. The narrator discusses how economic reasons influence 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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Media Policy and You: Crash Course Media Literacy

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Sharing is caring! How much does your class know about the laws that govern sharing on social media and other areas of the Internet? The video, part of an ongoing series about media literacy, examines copyright laws, intellectual...
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Citizen Watchdogs and the News

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
To conclude their case study of media coverage of the shooting of Michael Brown by a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer, class members consider the role of citizen watchdogs in a democratic society, develop strategies for combating...
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History of Media Literacy Part 1: Crash Course Media Literacy

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Even Plato understood the importance of media! Part of an ongoing series of media literacy videos, the resource takes viewers to where it all began ... ancient Greece. The video covers the emergence of media and the written word, the...
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The Media and the War

For Teachers 6th - 8th
How did the media affect the perception of the Mexican War? Middle schoolers discover how the newspapers had an impact on the war itself and how accurate the information actually was. They view a video clip and answer questions to end...
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Social Media Madness

For Students 5th - 9th Standards
Tired of seeing u instead of you and 2 instead of too? Teach your pupils how to write for an academic setting by asking them to correct these six social media posts that are full of grammatical errors, spelling errors, and text speak.
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History of Media Literacy Part 2: Crash Course Media Literacy

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
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.
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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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Future Literacies: Crash Course Media Literacy

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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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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Social Media: Crash Course Navigating Digital Information #10

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Sixty-eight percent of adults in the United States get their news from their social media feed. What are the consequences? Scholars dive into the topic with a video on digital media. They discover how social media shapes people's offline...
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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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Deconstructing Media Messages

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What are media messages really saying? Scholars use the seventh installment from an extensive digital media literacy set to answer the question. They discover how to deconstruct media messages by asking about the source, recognizing...
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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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Media Regulation: Crash Course Government and Politics #45

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Scholars investigate the legality of reporting the news or providing entertainment over the airwaves. Scholars discuss the limits of the Internet, television, and print media under the Constitution. 
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How Social Media Stars Make Money

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Don't forget to like, comment, and subscribe! With the fourth video from the digital media literacy series, scholars learn how social media stars make money by gaining subscribers. They discover how paid advertisements, product...
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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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Introduction to Media Literacy: Crash Course Media Literacy

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
How well does your class understand the types of media they use every day? Introduce them to the concept of media literacy with the first video in a Crash Course series on media literacy. Viewers discover the definition and types of...
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Do Journalists Shape or Report the News?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Analyze the presence of negative stereotypes and biased reporting in news media, and how this affects one's understanding of other cultures. Learners read newspaper excerpts and quotes from famous personalities to discuss the power of...
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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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