Teaching Democracy: A Media Literacy Approach provides a model for critical media literacy, involving both media analysis and media production, that aims to deepen students’ ability to identify, analyze, and act upon issues in their community. Engagement with community concerns and giving voice to marginal or alternative points of view contributes to the public good and thus is an important act of democracy. This resource was originally developed by the Japanese American Museum in conjunction with the Center for Media Literacy’s staff, Elizabeth Thoman and Jeff Share.
This e-book by Tessa Jolls, the Center for Media Literacy’s president, is the first element published in the CML Trilogy of education resources titled Media Literacy: A System for Learning Anytime, Anywhere. It addresses the changing role of media librarians and principals in an educational setting where media literacy is central to students’ acquiring and applying content knowledge.
Resource Link: MediaLit Moments Description: MediaLit Moments are quick media literacy activities that create AHA moments in the classroom. Activities for deconstruction and construction included with the Center for Media Literacy’s basic framework for inquiry, called Q/TIPS, for reference. Resource submitted by NAMLE Member Center for Media Literacy A pioneer in its field, the Center […]
Resource Link: Campaign Ads: Helping Students Find the Truth Description: If politicians have a “license to lie” in campaign advertising, how are our students going to know who and what to believe? Critical thinking skills, says media literacy consultant Frank Baker, who shares insights and resources tied to Common Core and social studies standards. Resource […]
This easy-to-use guide describes the Center for Media Literacy’s overall approach to media literacy, focusing primarily on media deconstruction. It provides definitions and basic theory on media literacy education. It is a basic primer on the Core Concepts of media literacy, as well as the Empowerment Spiral and questions for deconstruction, and close analysis techniques. Special questions for early childhood and for more advanced inquiry are also included.
This e-book by the Center for Media Literacy’s president, Tessa Jolls, describes the role of media literacy in 21st century education, and features CML’s framework for media literacy addressing both construction and deconstruction through a process of inquiry related to the Core Concepts of media literacy. The e-book is part of CML’s Trilogy called Media Literacy: A System for AnyTime, AnyWhere Learning.