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Regulating Social Media: How About It?

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

Grade Level: High School, College
Subject: English Language Arts, General Media And Information Literacy, Journalism, Consumer Education, US History And Government, Economics, Sociology

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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.

Grade Level: Upper Elementary, Middle School, High School
Subject: Commercial Arts/Advertising, Consumer Education, US History And Government, Sociology, English Language Instruction

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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.

Grade Level: Middle School, High School
Subject: English Language Arts, General Media And Information Literacy, Journalism, US History And Government, Global Studies, Sociology

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Striking a Chord: Using Media to Protest the Critical Issues of Our Time

Protests have played a critical role in our country’s history – and they provide important opportunities for media literacy, both in terms of analyzing the way media have covered different types of protests and in the use of media by protestors to get their messages across.

Pride and Protest

With June designated as LGBTQ Pride Month, the analysis of media messages about gender and sexual identities is particularly relevant – including lessons in the unit on Gay Liberation in the curriculum kit, "Media Constructions of Social Justice."

It’s Different This Time

In a deeply personal blog post, Project Look Sharp’s Executive Director reflects on the roles that media have played in bringing us face-to-face with racial violence and police brutality, and how her own lived experience as a media literacy educator in a family of color have made a difference.

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