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.
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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 […]
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.
The Get REAL! Toolkit features interactive activities to think critically about the body image messages we see, hear and read in the digital media culture every day.
Our students LOVE the movies, and now that the Academy Award nominations have been announced, NOW would be a great time to think about how to incorporate “the movies” into instruction.
An article published on Middleweb.com by Frank Baker which uses the new year weight loss/diet ad bombardment as another teachable moment for educators to infuse media literacy with their students. The piece includes a link to Frank’s Diet Ads website with resources and suggestions for teaching.