History of Media Literacy Part 1: Crash Course Media Literacy

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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 impact of media on religion, and the rise of yellow journalism.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have a quick discussion before the video where the class describes what they think the first form of media was
  • Follow up with an insightful interactive lesson that shows the relationship between yellow journalism and the concept of fake news
Classroom Considerations

  • Learners should be familiar with the concept of oral history to follow a portion of the resource
  • The video is second in its series
Pros

  • The narrator brings history to life through colorful descriptions and humor
  • Presents content clearly and in a student-accessible chunk
  • Cartoon characters convey the main ideas of the video
Cons

  • None