Movies About The Media

Movies About The Media: What Do Students Need To Know?


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Do your students know that when they watch docudramas, they’re not watching history as it actually happened? Do they understand movie makers’ “artistic license” for condensing history into 2-hour films? NAMLE member, media educator Frank W. Baker suggests media-oriented films and teaching strategies.

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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 (

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