Towards Understanding How to be Media Wise
6-8th Grade LA & ESL Classes, 2014-2015
Our students need to develop the knowledge, skills, and disposition necessary to understand and use mass media. Students need to learn to question mass media and discover its nature, the messages contained in it and the techniques used by them, and well as the impact mass media has on their lives.
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"Be Media Wise" Presentation
Media: Between The Lines
It's a media-rich world. Everywhere we turn, from the moment we awake until the moment we go to sleep, we interact with, interpret, and create media. In this lesson students will have an opportunity to exercise and develop critical thinking relating to media, use problem solving skills to deconstruct media production, and collaborate to create a media communication piece. - See more at: http://www.ciconline.org/DigitalCitizenship/InCtrl/LessonFour
Never before has so much media been available to so many people, on so many different platforms. And yet despite how much information we
have access to, more and more of it is controlled by fewer and fewer corporations. That means it's our responsibility to make sure we understand how we consume, produce and share media - be it email, our favorite show or a Facebook page. After all, educated people are the backbone of a healthy democracy.
“Never doubt that a small, group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead
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Find out more about the five core concepts and five key questions of media literacy.