ERIC Number: ED061127
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Social Studies: Media, Minds, and Masses.
Baggot, James; Vino, Faith
This secondary course of study teaches the student to investigate and analyze the impact of mass communication on contemporary society. Media affects the individual and society politically, socially, and economically. Knowledge and understanding of the operation, impact, history and development of radio, television, newspapers, magazines, and movies prepare students more effectively for citizenship. A framework of performance objectives is provided in the study course. Content is divided into three parts, each including stated objectives with learning activities requiring student participation listed beneath. The three parts attempt to teach students to: 1) analyze how and in what ways media affects society and examine theories by experts in the field; 2) study the history, development, and workings of mass media and compare media content and techniques; and, 3) examine challenges and criticisms facing the media. Additional features include a bibliography of student and teacher resources listing books, films and periodicals. Related documents are: SO 002 708 through SO 002 718. (Author/SJM)
Descriptors: Activity Units, Behavioral Objectives, Broadcast Industry, Communications, Films, Journalism, Mass Media, News Media, Newspapers, Political Influences, Radio, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Socialization, Socioeconomic Influences, Telecommunications, Television, Units of Study
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Dade County Public Schools, Miami, FL.
Identifiers: Florida; Quinmester Program
Note: An Authorized Course of Instruction for the Quinmester Program