Media and the Mind: Crash Course Media Literacy

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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, brain fill-in-the-blank, and unconscious bias.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Before the video, show a news clip of a current event and ask students to briefly describe any bias they sense in the clip
  • Use the resource to help pupils gain insight into the role of social media in their lives
Classroom Considerations

  • Fourth in a series, the video assumes learners are familiar with basic psychology concepts
Pros

  • Fascinating and fact-filled, the video provides a startling look at the inner workings of the human brain
  • The narrator keeps the content light by interjecting humorous examples
Cons

  • None