ERIC Number: ED460876
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Beyond Blame: Challenging Violence in the Media. Leader's Guide A: Introduction/Overview with "Town Hall" Presentation.
Thoman, Elizabeth, Ed.
This booklet provides a toolbox of practical resources to help in developing media literacy skills to reduce the amount of media violence people are exposed to in their homes and communities. This overview accompanies a series designed for different age groups and grade levels. The leader's guide provides strategies for increasing contact with the community, instructions for conducting a town-hall discussion group on media violence, and handouts for use in the seminar. Handouts include: (1) "The Circle of Blame"; (2) "There Is a Difference"; (3) "Four Effects of Viewing Media Violence"; (4) "The Six Myths of Media Violence"; (5) "Seven Tips for TV Viewing in the Home" and "Siete consejos para ver TV en casa" (Handout #5 in Spanish); (6) "What Everyone Should Know about Media: Five Core Concepts"; (7) "Empowerment Spiral"; (8) "Eight Steps to Success: How to Write To the Media/Media Addresses"; and (9) "Challenging the Media Is Everyone's Responsibility." (EH)
Descriptors: Antisocial Behavior, Community Cooperation, Crime, Critical Thinking, Elementary Secondary Education, Family School Relationship, Mass Media Effects, Mass Media Role, Mass Media Use, Partnerships in Education, School Community Relationship, Social Studies, Television, Television Research, Violence
Center for Media Literacy, 1962 South Shenandoah St., Los Angeles, CA 90034.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Center for Media Literacy, Los Angeles, CA.
Note: For other "Beyond Blame" units, see SO 026 182-184 and ED 413 249. Videotape not available from ERIC.