Media Literacy

Media Literacy

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Breaking News Graphic like used on TV news broadcast
Course
Course
Cyber Society
Subjects
Subjects
Humanities
Grade Levels
Grade Levels
9
10
11
12
Duration (hours)
Duration (Approx hours)
8
Overview
Students will demonstrate skills in validating media sources, analyze how social media presents news, assess the impacts of media literacy on democracy, and analyze the spread of fake news in current media.
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 use tools to examine images, investigate information sources, and reflect on the impact social media has on their lives.  

Title
The Role of Journalism
Content

Students will define journalism, examine a journalistic code of ethics, explore types of news media (mainstream, parody, fake news, etc.), and analyze user/media bias.  

Title
Finding Solutions
Content

Students will form groups to plan a project in order to improve media literacy skills for a specific audience. 

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.