Teaching Democracy: A Media Literacy Approach

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Teaching Democracy: A Media Literacy Approach


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.

Resource submitted by NAMLE Member Center for Media Literacy

The Center for Media Literacy (CML at http://www.medialit.com) is an educational organization that provides leadership, public education, professional development and educational resources nationally and internationally.

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