National Association for Media Literacy Education

“I Don’t Buy It”

“I Don’t Buy It”: Critical Media Literacy in the Fifth Grade

Resource Link:

Alice Miriam Sullivan’s Article “I Don’t Buy It” 

Description

A doctoral student writes in the November-December 2015 issue of The Young Learner (National Council for the Social Studies) of critical media literacy and its connection to the new C3 Framework for social studies education. She describes activities in which students were engaged not only in deconstructing commercials, but also examining messages emanating from the current presidential election campaign.

Resource submitted by Frank W. Baker

Frank W. Baker is a media literacy education consultant and the author of three books, including “Media Literacy in the K-12 Classroom” (ISTE, 2012). He contributed two chapters to “Mastering Media Literacy” (Solution Tree Press, 2014). He was the 2013 recipient of the National Telemedia Council‘s annual Jessie McCanse Award given for individual contributions to the field of media literacy over at least 10 years. Follow him on Twitter @fbaker and visit his resource-rich website Media Literacy Clearinghouse (www.frankwbaker.com)