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Recycling: What’s the Problem?

Students analyze a commercial and clips from documentaries for messages about recycling, its attraction to consumers and industry and its limitations.

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English Language Arts, Commercial Arts/Advertising, Consumer Education, Environmental Studies, Economics, Sociology


Middle School, High School, College
Whole Class
30-60 Minutes

VIDEO, TEACHER GUIDE, ACTIVITY PLAN
Documentary Film, Television Program, Web Video
Mp4, Pdf
Sox Sperry, Rachel Aronson


How Does the World Look? Questioning Maps

Students analyze different world map projections to identify point of view or bias in maps.

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General Media And Information Literacy, Global Studies, English Language Instruction


Upper Elementary, Middle School
Whole Class
15-30 Minutes

POWERPOINT, TEACHER GUIDE, ACTIVITY PLAN
Map
Pptx, Pdf
Sox Sperry


Ageism in Advertising: Promoting or Countering Stereotypes?

Students analyze television commercials for messages about stereotypes and counter-stereotypes of elders.

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English Language Arts, General Media And Information Literacy, Psychology, Film/Video Arts, Commercial Arts/Advertising, Consumer Education, Economics, Sociology


Upper Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
Whole Class
15-30 Minutes

VIDEO, TEACHER GUIDE, ACTIVITY PLAN
Television Commercial
Mp4, Pdf
Sox Sperry


Regulating Social Media: How About It?

Students analyze five short video clips for different messages about the regulation of social media.

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English Language Arts, General Media And Information Literacy, Journalism, Consumer Education, US History And Government, Economics, Sociology


High School, College
Whole Class
30-60 Minutes

VIDEO, TEACHER GUIDE, ACTIVITY PLAN
Documentary Film, Web Video
Mp4, Pdf
Sox Sperry


Halloween Costumes: When Does Fun Turn Into Hurt?

Students analyze a commercial and video analysis for messages about cultural appropriation in Halloween costumes and how identity impacts responses to media.

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Commercial Arts/Advertising, Consumer Education, US History And Government, Sociology, English Language Instruction


Upper Elementary, Middle School, High School
Whole Class
15-30 Minutes

VIDEO, TEACHER GUIDE, ACTIVITY PLAN
Television Commercial, Web Video
Mp4, Pdf
Sox Sperry


The U.S. Exits Afghanistan: Lessons from the Newspaper Front Pages

Students analyze newspaper front pages from August 2021 for messages about media representation of the U.S. exit from Afghanistan.

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English Language Arts, General Media And Information Literacy, Journalism, US History And Government, Global Studies, Sociology


Middle School, High School
Whole Class
30-60 Minutes

ACTIVITY PLAN, TEACHER GUIDE, POWERPOINT
News - Print, Photograph
Pdf, Pptx
Sox Sperry


Critical Race Theory – Whose History? Whose Story?

Students analyze clips from a variety of video sources for messages about the teaching of U.S. history, critical race theory and the power of media to persuade.

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Psychology, Film/Video Arts, Journalism, US History And Government, Sociology, English Language Instruction


High School, College
Whole Class
15-30 Minutes

VIDEO, TEACHER GUIDE, ACTIVITY PLAN
Animated Film, Feature Film, News - Video, Web Video
Mp4, Pdf
Sox Sperry


Marketing OxyContin: Profits, Lives and Disinformation

Media documents are excerpts from a company memo from Purdue Pharma, an investigative reporting video, an online article and two government reports related to the marketing of OxyContin. Students analyze messages about the role of industry in fueling the opioid epidemic and the credibility of the media documents.

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Health, General Media And Information Literacy, Commercial Arts/Advertising, Journalism, Consumer Education, US History And Government, Economics, Sociology


High School, College
Individual, Group - Small (3-5 Members), Whole Class
30-60 Minutes

TEACHER GUIDE, VIDEO, STUDENT HANDOUT, ACTIVITY PLAN
Informational Text, News - Print, News - Video, Web Video
Pdf, Mp4
Sox Sperry


High Fructose Corn Syrup? Is There a Problem? Who Says?

Students analyze a commercial from the Corn Refiners Association, a blog post from an industry-supported group and an article from the Union of Concerned Scientists for messages about the health impacts of high fructose corn syrup, the spread of scientific misinformation and how funders influence media messages.

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Health, General Media And Information Literacy, Film/Video Arts, Commercial Arts/Advertising, Nutrition, Consumer Education, Life Sciences, Economics, Sociology


High School, College
Individual, Group - Small (3-5 Members), Whole Class
30-60 Minutes

TEACHER GUIDE, STUDENT HANDOUT, ACTIVITY PLAN, VIDEO
Blog Post, Informational Text, Television Commercial, Webpage
Pdf, Mp4
Sox Sperry


Football and Concussions: the NFL vs. Scientific Research

In this media literacy activity students analyze short video clips from an investigative documentary TV program, a feature film, and a congressional hearing for messages about the impact of football on brain disease to assess credibility in film representations of historic events.

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Health, Film/Video Arts, Journalism, Life Sciences, US History And Government, Sociology


Middle School, High School, College
Whole Class
30-60 Minutes

VIDEO, TEACHER GUIDE, ACTIVITY PLAN
Documentary Film, Feature Film, News - Video, Television Program, Television Commercial, News - Video
Mp4, Pdf
Sox Sperry


Decoding the Dollar Bill: Historical Context and Identity

Students analyze the imagery, symbols and words on the dollar bill for messages about the United States, historical context and our own identities.

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English Language Arts, General Media And Information Literacy, Visual Arts, Commercial Arts/Advertising, Consumer Education, US History And Government, Economics, Sociology


Middle School, High School, College
Whole Class
15-30 Minutes

ACTIVITY PLAN, TEACHER GUIDE, POWERPOINT
Illustration
Pdf, Ppt
Sox Sperry


What Does the Dollar Bill Tell You About the United States?

Students analyze the imagery on the dollar bill for symbols and messages about the beliefs of the founders of the United States and about what constitutes media.

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English Language Arts, General Media And Information Literacy, Visual Arts, Consumer Education, US History And Government, Economics, Sociology


Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary
Whole Class
15-30 Minutes

POWERPOINT, TEACHER GUIDE, ACTIVITY PLAN
Illustration
Ppt, Pdf
Sox Sperry


Should the Government Support Gun Research?

In this media literacy activity students analyze short text documents from a scientific research paper abstract from the New England Journal of Medicine, a news story from the National Rifle Association, a magazine article from Smithsonian and an op-ed from the National Review for messages about scientific gun research, credibility, sourcing and their own biases.

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Health, Journalism, Consumer Education, US History And Government, Sociology


High School, College
Whole Class
30-60 Minutes

TEACHER GUIDE, STUDENT HANDOUT, ACTIVITY PLAN
Editorial Opinion, Informational Text, Magazine, News - Print
Pdf
Sox Sperry


Election 2020 – The Facts are Clear but Who Do We Trust?

In this media literacy activity students analyze a collection of tweets from President Trump, a televised press conference statement by President-elect Joe Biden, a video opinion piece by Fox News commentator Tucker Carlson, a press release from the U.S. Government office for cyber-security and infrastructure security and an online fact checking webpage by the Annenberg Public Policy Center for messages about the 2020 Presidential election results and media credibility.

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General Media And Information Literacy, Psychology, Journalism, Consumer Education, US History And Government, Sociology


High School, College
Group - Small (3-5 Members), Whole Class
30-60 Minutes

VIDEO, TEACHER GUIDE, STUDENT HANDOUT
Editorial Opinion, News - Video, Web Video, News - Video, Speech, Editorial Opinion, Informational Text, News - Video, Social Media, Speech, Web Video
Mp4, Pdf
Sox Sperry


Ancient Nubia & Ancient Egypt: What’s the Story?

In this media literacy activity students analyze two film clips for messages about the ancient Egyptians and Kushites, the role of racism in archaeology and storytelling choices in documentary film.

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Psychology, Film/Video Arts, Global Studies, Sociology


Middle School, High School, College
Whole Class
15-30 Minutes

TEACHER GUIDE, ACTIVITY PLAN, VIDEO
Documentary Film, Television Program, Web Video
Pdf, Mp4
Sox Sperry


Presidents and Propaganda?

This activity asks students to reflect on the definitions of propaganda and fascist propaganda as they analyze two short videos: a pro-Obama music video produced by musician will.i.am in 2008 and a pro-Trump video shown at the Ellipse in Washington DC shortly before the Capitol insurrection on January 6, 2021.

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General Media And Information Literacy, Film/Video Arts, Music, US History And Government, Sociology


High School, College
Whole Class
15-30 Minutes

TEACHER GUIDE, ACTIVITY PLAN, VIDEO
Speech, Web Video, Web Video
Pdf, Mp4
Sox Sperry


Mapping Ancient Civilizations: Who’s Included and Who’s Not?

In this media literacy activity students analyze the bias and techniques used in maps of ancient civilizations.

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General Media And Information Literacy, Global Studies, Sociology


Upper Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
Group - Small (3-5 Members), Whole Class
30-60 Minutes

TEACHER GUIDE, STUDENT HANDOUT, ACTIVITY PLAN
Map
Pdf
Sox Sperry


Polling on Structural Racism: What Do Different People Believe?

In this media literacy activity students analyze charts and graphs showing polling data on how different groups view structural racism in the United States.

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Math, Psychology, Journalism, US History And Government, Sociology


High School, College
Whole Class
15-30 Minutes

TEACHER GUIDE, STUDENT HANDOUT, ACTIVITY PLAN
Chart/graph
Pdf
Sox Sperry


Representations of Asian People in the Media

In this media literacy activity students analyze video clips for messages about media stereotypes and cultural respect of people of Asian descent.

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Psychology, Film/Video Arts, Global Studies, Sociology


Middle School, High School, College
Whole Class
15-30 Minutes

VIDEO, TEACHER GUIDE, ACTIVITY PLAN
Documentary Film, News - Video, Television Program, Web Video
Mp4, Pdf
Sox Sperry


Miles Davis: Inspiration to a Masterpiece

In this media literacy activity students analyze video clips from a feature film and a documentary film for messages about musical inspiration and collaborative creativity.

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Psychology, Film/Video Arts, Music, Sociology


High School, College
Whole Class
15-30 Minutes

TEACHER GUIDE, ACTIVITY PLAN, VIDEO
Documentary Film, Feature Film
Pdf, Mp4
Sox Sperry


Incan Religion – What Sources Should I Use?

In this media literacy activity students analyze excerpts from different media documents – a young adult fiction book, a Wikipedia article, a Twinkl education page, a magazine article, a tourism webpage, a documentary film and an animated children’s film – to assess the credibility and usefulness of each source for research on Incan religion.

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English Language Arts, General Media And Information Literacy, Global Studies


Upper Elementary, Middle School
Whole Class
30-60 Minutes

VIDEO, TEACHER GUIDE, STUDENT HANDOUT, ACTIVITY PLAN
Animated Film, Blog Post, Documentary Film, Informational Text, Literature, Magazine
Mp4, Pdf
Sox Sperry


Vaccine Nationalism and Global Equity: Who Gets the Shots When?

In this media literacy activity students analyze short videos for messages about the ethics of global vaccine access.

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Health, Life Sciences, Global Studies, Economics, Sociology


Middle School, High School, College
Whole Class
15-30 Minutes

VIDEO, TEACHER GUIDE, ACTIVITY PLAN
News - Video, Web Video
Mp4, Pdf
Sox Sperry


Ancient Egypt - Ancient Media?

In this media literacy activity students analyze images of things found in ancient Egypt to determine which might be considered media and to explore how the cultural characteristics of places change over time.

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General Media And Information Literacy, Visual Arts, Global Studies, Sociology


Upper Elementary, Middle School
Whole Class
15-30 Minutes

TEACHER GUIDE, ACTIVITY PLAN, POWERPOINT
Illustration
Pdf, Ppt
Sox Sperry


Mr. Rogers: What Do We Do When Our Feelings Are Hurt?

In this media literacy activity students analyze clips from a documentary film and a feature film about Mr. Rogers for messages about storytelling in film and about how to deal with difficult feelings.

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English Language Arts, Health, Psychology, Film/Video Arts


Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary
Whole Class
15-30 Minutes

TEACHER GUIDE, ACTIVITY PLAN, VIDEO
Documentary Film, Feature Film, Television Program
Pdf, Mp4
Sox Sperry


Race and Perspective: Contrasting the Police Response to the Capitol Insurrection and Black Lives Matter Protests in TV and Print

In this media literacy activity students compare two opinion pieces, a TV news commentary and a print article, about the police response to Black Lives Matter protests and to the Capitol insurrection on Jan. 6, 2021 for messages about media construction and how our identity influences our views.

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Journalism, US History And Government, Sociology


High School, College
Whole Class
30-60 Minutes

STUDENT HANDOUT, ACTIVITY PLAN, TEACHER GUIDE, VIDEO
Blog Post, News - Print, Web Video
Pdf, Mp4
Sox Sperry


Two Views of an Insurrection: January 6, 2021

In this media literacy activity students analyze the choices made in constructing two news reports on the January 6, 2021 storming of the U.S. Capitol and how we interpret the bias of each.

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General Media And Information Literacy, Journalism, US History And Government, Sociology


High School, College
Whole Class
15-30 Minutes

TEACHER GUIDE, VIDEO
Web Video
Pdf, Mp4
Sox Sperry


Bob Dylan: Storytelling for Social Justice

In this media literacy activity students analyze video clips from feature film and documentary film for messages about songwriting and social protest.

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English Language Arts, Film/Video Arts, Music, US History And Government, Sociology


High School, College
Whole Class
15-30 Minutes

TEACHER GUIDE, ACTIVITY PLAN, VIDEO
Documentary Film, Feature Film, Web Video, Feature Film
Pdf, Mp4
Sox Sperry


Storming the Capitol: Front Page Constructions

In this media literacy activity students analyze newspaper front pages for messages about media representation of the storming of the Capitol.

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General Media And Information Literacy, Journalism, US History And Government, Sociology


Middle School, High School, College
Whole Class
15-30 Minutes

ACTIVITY PLAN, TEACHER GUIDE, POWERPOINT
News - Print, Photograph
Pdf, Pptx
Sox Sperry


Bottled Water?

This media literacy activity was created to integrate the teaching of English language instruction with media literacy for educators in Panama. In this media literacy activity students watch short video clips with English narration and text to analyze authorship, purpose and target audience and to discuss environmental issues related to bottled water.

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General Media And Information Literacy, Film/Video Arts, Commercial Arts/Advertising, Consumer Education, Environmental Studies, Economics, Sociology, English Language Instruction


Middle School, High School
Whole Class
15-30 Minutes

VIDEO, LESSON PLAN, ACTIVITY PLAN
Web Video, Documentary Film, Television Commercial, Web Video
Mp4, Pdf
Sox Sperry, F.G.


Online Scams– Will You Fall for It?

This media literacy activity was created to integrate the teaching of English language instruction with media literacy for educators in Panama. In this media literacy activity students analyze web notices to identify different types of online scams.

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General Media And Information Literacy, Commercial Arts/Advertising, Consumer Education, Sociology, English Language Instruction


Middle School, High School, College
Whole Class
15-30 Minutes

LESSON PLAN, STUDENT HANDOUT, ACTIVITY PLAN
Advertisement, Blog Post, Social Media, Webpage
Pdf, Docx
Sox Sperry, FG


Practicing Respect on Public Transportation

In this media literacy activity students analyze short video clips for messages about respect on public transportation.

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Health, General Media And Information Literacy, Psychology, Film/Video Arts, Commercial Arts/Advertising, Sociology, English Language Instruction


Middle School, High School
Whole Class
15-30 Minutes

VIDEO, LESSON PLAN, ACTIVITY PLAN
Television Commercial, Web Video
Mp4, Pdf
Sox Sperry, FG


Panamanian Fauna: Who’s Telling the Story and Why?

This media literacy activity was created to integrate the teaching of English language instruction with media literacy for educators in Panama. In this media literacy activity students analyze videos about Panama’s native animals for messages about species conservation and the source and purpose of each video.

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Film/Video Arts, Life Sciences, Environmental Studies, Global Studies, English Language Instruction


Middle School, High School
Whole Class
30-60 Minutes

VIDEO, LESSON PLAN, ACTIVITY PLAN
Television Commercial, Television Program, Web Video
Mp4, Pdf
Sox Sperry, FG


Clickbait – Can You Spot It?

This media literacy activity was created to integrate the teaching of English language instruction with media literacy for educators in Panama. In this media literacy activity students analyze webpages to identify clickbait strategies.

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General Media And Information Literacy, Commercial Arts/Advertising, Consumer Education, Sociology, English Language Instruction


Middle School, High School, College
Whole Class
15-30 Minutes

LESSON PLAN, STUDENT HANDOUT, ACTIVITY PLAN
Illustration, Social Media, Webpage
Pdf, Docx
Sox Sperry, FG


Panamanian Family Values – According to Whom?

This media literacy activity was created to integrate the teaching of English language instruction with media literacy for educators in Panama. In this media literacy activity students analyze images and text in webpages for messages about family values in Panama and about the source, purpose and credibility of websites.

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Health, Psychology, Global Studies, Sociology, English Language Instruction


Middle School, High School, College
Whole Class
15-30 Minutes

LESSON PLAN, STUDENT HANDOUT, ACTIVITY PLAN
Informational Text, Webpage
Pdf, Docx
Sox Sperry, FG


Human Rights in Panama: What’s the Story?

This media literacy activity was created to integrate the teaching of English language instruction with media literacy for educators in Panama. In this media literacy activity students analyze news reports and social media for messages about human rights in Panama.

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Psychology, Journalism, Global Studies, Sociology, English Language Instruction


Middle School, High School, College
Whole Class
15-30 Minutes

LESSON PLAN, STUDENT HANDOUT, ACTIVITY PLAN
Informational Text, News - Print, Photograph, Webpage
Pdf, Docx
Sox Sperry, FG


Who’s Selling Me on this Sport?: Identifying Target Audience

This media literacy activity was created to integrate the teaching of English language instruction with media literacy for educators in Panama. In this media literacy activity students analyze social media posts for messages about different types of sports in Panama.

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Health, General Media And Information Literacy, Commercial Arts/Advertising, Consumer Education, Global Studies, Economics, Sociology, English Language Instruction


Middle School, High School, College
Whole Class
15-30 Minutes

POWERPOINT, LESSON PLAN, STUDENT HANDOUT, ACTIVITY PLAN
Blog Post, Photograph, Social Media, Web Video
Pptx, Pdf, Docx
Sox Sperry, Fundación Galindo


To Smoke or Not to Smoke?: Advertising & Persuasion

This media literacy activity was created to integrate the teaching of English language instruction with media literacy for educators in Panama. In this media literacy activity students analyze a poster from the 1970s and a webpage and product packaging from the 2010s for messages about smoking.

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English Language Arts, Health, General Media And Information Literacy, Commercial Arts/Advertising, Consumer Education, Life Sciences, Sociology, English Language Instruction


Middle School, High School, College
Whole Class
15-30 Minutes

STUDENT HANDOUT, ACTIVITY PLAN, LESSON PLAN
Advertisement, Blog Post, Illustration, Informational Text, Television Commercial, Webpage
Pdf, Docx
Sox Sperry, Fundación Galindo


Panama’s Ethnic Groups- Who Tells Their Story?

This media literacy activity was created to integrate the teaching of English language instruction with media literacy for educators in Panama. In this media literacy activity students analyze websites for messages about Panama’s Indigenous people and about how to judge the credibility of media messages.

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Global Studies, Sociology, English Language Instruction


Middle School, High School, College
Whole Class
15-30 Minutes

LESSON PLAN, STUDENT HANDOUT, ACTIVITY PLAN
News - Print, Photograph, Webpage
Pdf, Docx
Sox Sperry, Fundación Galindo


Money is Not the Same Everywhere: Techniques of Communication

This media literacy activity was created to integrate the teaching of English language instruction with media literacy for educators in Panama. In this media literacy activity students analyze currencies from Panama and the United States for messages about techniques of construction and historical context.

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General Media And Information Literacy, Visual Arts, Consumer Education, US History And Government, Global Studies, Economics, English Language Instruction


Middle School, High School, College
Whole Class
15-30 Minutes

LESSON PLAN, TEACHER GUIDE, STUDENT HANDOUT, ACTIVITY PLAN, POWERPOINT
Illustration, Informational Text
Pdf, Docx, Pptx
Sox Sperry, Fundacion Galindo


Healthy Food: Who’s Telling Me What I Should Eat?

This media literacy activity was created to integrate the teaching of English language instruction with media literacy for educators in Panama. In this media literacy activity students analyze media messages from Panamanian health & nutrition organizations for messages about good nutrition.

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Health, General Media And Information Literacy, Commercial Arts/Advertising, Nutrition, Consumer Education, Life Sciences, Sociology, English Language Instruction


Middle School, High School, College
Whole Class
15-30 Minutes

POWERPOINT, LESSON PLAN, STUDENT HANDOUT, ACTIVITY PLAN
Blog Post, Webpage, Web Video
Pptx, Pdf, Docx
Sox Sperry, Fundación Galindo


The Roots of Democracy in the United States: Iroquois or Athens?

In this media literacy activity students analyze two videos for messages about the roots of U.S. democracy with the Native American Iroquois confederacy and historic Athenian democracy as points of reference.

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US History And Government, Global Studies, Sociology


Middle School, High School, College
Whole Class
15-30 Minutes

VIDEO, TEACHER GUIDE, ACTIVITY PLAN
Animated Film, Documentary Film, Television Program
Mp4, Pdf
Sox Sperry


When to Call a Lie a Lie – Media’s Responsibility to Hold Politicians Accountable

In this media literacy activity students analyze an article and a video news commentary from liberal and conservative media sources for messages about how the media responds to lies told by President Trump.

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English Language Arts, General Media And Information Literacy, Psychology, Journalism, US History And Government, Sociology


High School, College
Whole Class
30-60 Minutes

STUDENT HANDOUT, ACTIVITY PLAN, TEACHER GUIDE, VIDEO
Editorial Opinion, Magazine, News - Video, Television Program
Pdf, Mp4
Sox Sperry


Media, Politics and the Supreme Court

In this media literacy activity students analyze newspaper articles about the Supreme Court confirmation process for Ruth Bader Ginsburg in 1993 and for Brett Kavanaugh in 2018 for messages about how political decisions influencing Supreme Court confirmation processes have changed with different historical contexts.

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Journalism, US History And Government, Sociology


High School, College
Whole Class
30-60 Minutes

STUDENT HANDOUT, ACTIVITY PLAN, TEACHER GUIDE
News - Print
Pdf
Sox Sperry


Polarized America: Political Conventions 2020

In this media literacy activity students analyze montages of clips from the 2020 Democratic and Republican conventions for messages about target audience and polarization of the electorate.

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Psychology, US History And Government, Sociology


Middle School, High School, College
Whole Class
15-30 Minutes

VIDEO, TEACHER GUIDE, ACTIVITY PLAN
Web Video, News - Video, Web Video
Mp4, Pdf
Sox Sperry


Media Representations of Working Class Men: Different Eras, Different Understandings

In this media literacy activity students analyze a portion of a mural from the 1930s and a clip from “The Simpsons” TV show from the 1990s for messages about media representation of working class men.

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Psychology, Visual Arts, Film/Video Arts, US History And Government, Economics, Sociology


Middle School, High School, College
Whole Class
15-30 Minutes

TEACHER GUIDE, VIDEO, POWERPOINT, ACTIVITY PLAN
Animated Film, Animated Film, Illustration, Television Program
Pdf, Mp4, Pptx
Sox Sperry


Internet Messages About Toys: What’s the Purpose?

In this media literacy activity, students analyze a toy commercial, an educational video and a clip from an animated film for messages about the purpose of media messages.

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English Language Arts, General Media And Information Literacy, Film/Video Arts, Commercial Arts/Advertising, Consumer Education, Economics


Lower Elementary
Whole Class
15-30 Minutes

VIDEO, TEACHER GUIDE, ACTIVITY PLAN
Animated Film, Web Video, Television Commercial, Animated Film, Television Commercial, Web Video
Mp4, Pdf
Sox Sperry

Media Bias Charts: Who’s Rating What?

In this media literacy activity students analyze 4 charts on the political bias of different news sources with background information on the authors and methodology for each chart, to reflect on credibility, political bias in the media, the student’s own confirmation biases, and extremist views on the Internet.

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General Media And Information Literacy, Journalism, Consumer Education, Sociology


High School, College
Whole Class
30-60 Minutes

TEACHER GUIDE, STUDENT HANDOUT, ACTIVITY PLAN
Chart/graph, Informational Text
Pdf
Sox Sperry


Greta Meets Malala: How Different Media Forms Present the News

In this media literacy activity students analyze media reports on the meeting between Greta Thunberg and Malala Yousafzai. In addition to learning about the two young activists, students reflect on the qualities of different media forms including news and opinion articles, a tweet and posts on Instagram and Facebook.

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English Language Arts, General Media And Information Literacy, Journalism, Environmental Studies, Global Studies, Sociology


Middle School, High School, College
Whole Class
30-60 Minutes

TEACHER GUIDE, ACTIVITY PLAN, STUDENT HANDOUT
Editorial Opinion, News - Print, Photograph, Social Media
Pdf
Sox Sperry


Blowing the Whistle On Big Tobacco Propaganda

In this media literacy activity students analyze a cigarette ad, an excerpt from an investigative documentary, a clip from a TV news program and a clip from a dramatic feature film for messages about the tobacco industry’s efforts to mislead the public about the health consequences of smoking.

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Health, Psychology, Film/Video Arts, Commercial Arts/Advertising, Journalism, Consumer Education, Economics, Sociology


Middle School, High School, College
Whole Class
30-60 Minutes

TEACHER GUIDE, ACTIVITY PLAN, VIDEO
Documentary Film, Feature Film, News - Video, Television Commercial, Television Program, Web Video
Pdf, Mp4
Sox Sperry


Understanding Teen Media Use: Different Research Techniques

In this media literacy activity students analyze three articles about different approaches to social science research through polling data analysis, a longitudinal study and a literature review. Students explore the techniques used for data gathering and discuss the impacts of social media use on adolescents.

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Health, General Media And Information Literacy, Psychology, Journalism, Consumer Education, Sociology


High School, College
Whole Class
30-60 Minutes

TEACHER GUIDE, STUDENT HANDOUT, ACTIVITY PLAN
Informational Text, Social Media, Webpage
Pdf
Sox Sperry