These sites focus on media literacy. Learn about types of media literacy and their influences, and how to analyze information conveyed by media. Includes resources, lesson plans, online activities, and games. There are links to eThemes Resources on the History of Media and Media Techniques in Advertising.
GCSE Media Studies
See various modules that aim to help students build skills and in-depth knowledge about different forms of media. Use the menu on the left to navigate different topics. Each topic has content information and media analysis exercises. NOTE: This site has links that lead to external websites.
Media Awareness Network
Explore media issues in debate including media violence, media stereotyping, online hate, information privacy, and more. Includes educational games and teaching resources. NOTE: This site includes a blog.
Media Literacy Week: Activity Ideas
Here are activity ideas and online resources for integrating media literacy in the curriculum.
Analyzing a Visual Message
In this activity, students analyze World War II posters to determikne whether they use argument or persuasion to make their point.
The Branding of America
Learn how product advertisements have changed over time through branding and the impact of branding on consumer awareness today. Browse "Teaching Ideas" to find more information on suggested discussion questions and activities. NOTE: This site has links that lead to external websites.
Media Literacy: High School Curriculum
Here are teaching ideas on different aspects of media literacy in the high school curriculum. Includes discussion questions, articles, and key points.
Critical Media Literacy in Times of War
This website aims to help students to critically examine how the media covers US foreign policy in relation to Iraq and Afghanistan.
ReadWriteThink: Critical Media Literacy: TV Programs
In this lesson plan, students will critically analyze TV programs and be aware of the messages that are portrayed through the media.
ReadWriteThink: Critical Media Literacy: Commercial Advertising
In this lesson plan, students will learn about influence of advertising by looking at advertising critically on how the media convinces consumers to buy their products and influence on culture.
Cover to Cover: Comparing Books to Movies
In this lesson, students will learn how to analyze and evaluate the differences between books and their movie adaptations.
eThemes Resource: History of Media
These sites explore the history of media outlets such as television, film, magazines, and newspapers. Also covered are political cartoons and advertising. Students can access research portals and primary source documents, including video files. Includes eThemes resources on high school journalism and political cartoons.
eThemes Resource: Media Techniques in Advertising
Here are websites about understanding and applying the media techniques used in modern advertising. There are archives of ads, lesson plan ideas, interactive features, and articles about how advertising works. Included is an eThemes resource on propaganda that addresses some of the same techniques.
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