The Dark(er) Side of Media: Crash Course Media Literacy

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Has the media really turned to the dark side? Explore the magic of misinformation through a video from a media literacy series. Content includes wartime propaganda, political ads, and the entertainment industry.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Include the video in a political or history lesson to illustrate the media's involvement 
  • Show the class more about what happened in Tiananmen Square, then have the class search for information about the massacre published by the Chinese government
Classroom Considerations

  • The resource is the 10th installment; be sure to view it in order
Pros

  • Fascinating examples of propaganda and disinformation keep viewers engaged
  • Humorous cartoons keep an otherwise heavy topic lighthearted
Cons

  • None