Media Ownership: Crash Course Media Literacy #8

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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 today's media giants, the narrator explains the acquisitions, partnerships, and laws that affect our access to and use of media.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Before the video begins, have the class make a list of all of the media companies they can think of, then ask them to track which are associated as the video plays
  • Pair pupils and assign a research project on one of the media giants to learn more about the types of media it offers
Classroom Considerations
  • Learners should be aware of some antitrust laws; provide Internet access to have them complete some pre-work research
  • The video is eighth in an ongoing series
  • Charts and lists illustrate the more difficult aspects of media ownership
  • The resource does an excellent job of explaining why being media-literate is a part of being a smart consumer
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