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.
Do your students know that when they watch docudramas, they’re not watching history as it actually happened?
Pan’s Labyrinth: An Interdisciplinary Movie Guide for High School is for 9th and 10th grades and represents an interdisciplinary unit for using the film Pan’s Labyrinth with standards-based English Language Arts, Social Studies, and Visual Arts.
Teacher/author, Chris Sperry, draws lessons from 30 years of integrating media analysis into high school social studies and English classes. He describes a high school world history project where students role play world leaders who debate solutions to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the Middle East. Sperry shows how media literacy instructional methods and core concepts link to the development of core knowledge, skills, attitudes and motivation in adolescents.