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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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Don't Let the Earth Down

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Writing a persuasive argument starts with a clear thesis. Using this resource, your class will write a persuasive paper on a conservation issue. They will then transform their argument into a 30-second public service announcement. If...
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Goods and Services: Some are Private, Some are Not

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Why doesn't the government provide all goods and services if we pay taxes? Pupils investigate the difference between public and private services. They analyze their communities together with an interactive classroom model and...
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Thunderstorm Public Service Announcement

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
As a meteorologist, it is your job to prepare the public for inclement weather. Throughout the activity, groups create a public service announcement that explains how thunderstorms form and how the public can remain safe when they occur....
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Public Service Graphic Design

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders create a billboard design (on the computer) to promote and increase awareness of a social problem. Students conduct research of public service issues that are of interest to them. They collect photos and images through...
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"I'm Not Old Enough to Vote, but If I Was..." Creating Video Public Service Announcements

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers create a short multi-media public service announcement aimed at increasing voter participation after determining how the issues can impact their communities. They apply critical viewing skills while determining the...
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Public Service Announcement on Teen Issues

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students develop a 1-2 minute long public service announcement that deals with teen issues seen from a teen perspective. Students, in pairs, gather information on adolescent health issues then design a 1-2 movie stating the problem, the...
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Public Service Announcements

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students work cooperatively to create a 30-second PSA that can air on alocal access cable channel, be shown to the school, or posted on a school website.
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Goods and Services: Some are Private, Some are Not

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Who fixes the swings at the park? The class creates a community bulletin board to explore the goods and services provided for their community in both the private and government sectors. They discuss taxes, consumers' wants and needs, and...
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Lesson Plan for Media Literacy

For Teachers 4th Standards
Fourth graders analyze posters that communicate an "active living" message, otherwise known as a public service announcement. Children identify techniques that are used in creating media texts including topic, purpose, and...
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Service Learning in the Social Studies

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Active Citizenship Today (ACT) is a "unique social studies service learning program" that requires students to learn about the public policy associated with community issues they identify in their local community. This web site provides...
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Human Rights and Service Learning (Part 1)

For Teachers 6th - 12th
What better way is there to teach about human rights than by seeing them firsthand? Introduce your class or club to the spirit of service through a myriad of service project ideas. First in a series of human rights instructional...
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Cause Célèbre

For Teachers 6th - 12th
In this exercise, learners identify characters from an "Archie" comic and discuss the relevance of "Archie" to today's youth. They create public service advertisements featuring celebrities to address common concerns among teenagers in...
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Let's Put the Information in Infomercial: Designing a PSA

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students create story board and dialogue for Public Service Announcement commercial applying what they have researched and learned about disease prevention, and act out their commercial using dialogue they have developed as well as...
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Human Interactions with Living Systems

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Middle schoolers work in groups to research how humans impact living systems. After selecting a topic the group feels is interesting and urgent, they use the media center’s resources to collect data and prepare a three-minute iMovie...
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Cancer Public Service Announcement

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders create a Public Service Announcement and explore the causes and treatments of cancer.
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National Service

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Uncle Sam wants you to serve! Scholars investigate the role of mandatory national service in an open democracy. They research, watch a video, and hold a debate surrounding the issue of requiring one year of service to gain a better...
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“Pardon This Interruption-Columbus Has Landed!!!”

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers research, design, rehearse, record, and present a 60 second Public Service Announcement, based on Columbus' arrival in the America. The students, working in groups, utilize the design process in creating their PSA. This...
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Taking Action! Educating as a Form of Service

For Teachers 4th - Higher Ed
Students read the story Happy Hearts in Manabí by Peace Corps Volunteer Kristen Mallory to consider how educating others can be a form of service. For this health education and service lesson, students read the book and then prioritize...
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Community Helpers on Parade

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
What do community helpers do? Teach young elementary learners about the duties of firefighters, police officers, paramedics, nurses, teachers, and other community helpers with a fun discussion and helper parade.
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This is How the World Ends

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Is this the end of the world as we know it? Pupils prepare for a coronal mass ejection during a lesson from the K20 series. The activity combines video and Internet research in a collaborative assignment that focuses on public safety...
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Popularity, Publicity, and Public Service

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students discuss the issue of celebritites who speak out for certain diseases. After reading an article, they consider a doctor's perspective on the use of celebrities. In groups, they research a common disease and design a public...
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Don't Drink and Drive: Assessing the Effectiveness of Anti-Drinking Campaigns

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Have your class explore alcohol awareness public service announcements. Provided are a detailed plan and a complete set of materials for doing just this. Learners are exposed to a series of approaches and advertisements and decide which...
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Using Drama to Address Social Justice Issues in School and the Community

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
Artists, musicians, and dramatists have long been the leaders in the quest for social justice. To gain an understanding of the power of the arts to address social issues, class members listen to a reading of Drew Daywalt's The Day the...

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