High School students in grades 9-12 have the opportunity to create a 30-second commercial to warn middle school students about the dangers of underage drinking. Emphasis is placed on concept and this message, not on video production values. The winners are awarded scholarships for their creativity and effectiveness, and these awards are presented at the annual Courageous Persuaders Awards Celebration, planned for May each year (held in Michigan).
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1) What do you do? I am a Focus teacher and History teacher at a private school for middle and high-school students with learning disabilities in New York City, Winston Preparatory School. As a Focus teacher, I work one-on-one with students in various academic areas based on need, including decoding, encoding (spelling), reading comprehension, written expression, academic […]
NAMLE National Advisory Council member Henry Jenkins, and board member Erin Reilly of organizational member Project New Media Literacies were partners in the launch the new digital ethics curriculum, Our Space: Being a Responsible Citizen of the Digital World. Here’s the press release: Everyone is talking about the opportunities and risks of new digital media, especially […]
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 District of Southeast Michigan. Long story, short: I created a popular media program that includes courses in media literacy, an introductory media production class, and […]
Lights, Camera, Action: Using Film and Graphic Novels to Explore Themes of Power and Social Control in the High School English Classroom
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.