Media Literacy

Media Literacy

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Man on iPad reading news website
Course
Course
Cyber Society
Subjects
Subjects
Humanities
Grade Levels
Grade Levels
6
7
8
Duration (hours)
Duration (Approx hours)
8
Overview
Students demonstrate skills in validating media sources, analyze how social media presents news, assess the impacts of media literacy on democracy, and culminates in the students presenting a solution to an identified problem related to media literacy.
Standards
R.I.6-8.1
R.I.6-8.6
R.I.6-8.9
W.6-8.1
W.6-8.4
W.6-8.6
W.6-8.7
W.6-8.8
SL.6-8.1
SL.6-8.4
SL.6-8.5
D2.Civ.1.6-8
D2.Civ.10.6-8
D3.1.6-8
D3.2.6-8
D3.3.6-8
D3.4.6-8
Cyber Connections
Digital Citizenship
Information Literacy
Section Title
Lessons
Accordion Items
Title
Defining Media Literacy
Content

Students will explore the concept of media literacy and how those skills impact attitudes and behaviors. 

Title
The Role of Journalism
Content

Students will explore the role of journalism and personal responsibility in partaking in the various forms of media. 

Title
Looking for Clues of Reliability
Content

Students will examine websites using a checklist and issue a verdict of reliable or unreliable based upon their findings. 

Title
Improving Media Literacy
Content

Students will select a project to improve the media literacy skills of a specific audience and write plans to create their idea. 

Title
Collaborating for Impact
Content

Students will continue collaborating to create their plans developed in the previous lesson. 

Title
Showcase and Celebrate
Content

Students will present their projects and provide constructive comments on the other presentations.