History of Media Literacy Part 2: Crash Course Media Literacy

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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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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have pupils pick one notable figure from the video and research how that person impacted media
  • Use the resource to start a discussion about censorship and the role of the government in mass media
Classroom Considerations

  • Consider placing a technology timeline on the board to help the class follow the video, as there's quite a bit of information relayed in the first few minutes 
  • The resource is third in the series
Pros

  • The video is full of fun facts and important concepts
  • Uses an example to explain and back up each type of protectionism
Cons

  • None