1) What do you do? I am a grade twelve English teacher in Franklin, MA. Most of my students are college-bound, and they’re ready to move into language study in […]
1) What do you do? I am about to start my 16th year of teaching Media Studies classes at Thurston High School, which is located in the South Redford School […]
Our Journal of Media Literacy Education Issue 2 is now online. Our 3rd feature from this issue is Lights, Camera, Action: Using Film and Graphic Novels to Explore Themes of Power and Social Control in the High School English Classroom, by Dolores D’Angelo.
Teacher/author, Chris Sperry, draws lessons from 30 years of integrating media analysis into high school social studies and English classes. He describes a high school world history project where students role play world leaders who debate solutions to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the Middle East. Sperry shows how media literacy instructional methods and core concepts link to the development of core knowledge, skills, attitudes and motivation in adolescents.