ERIC Number: ED460877
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Beyond Blame: Challenging Violence in the Media. Teacher's Guide B: Elementary School Classes and Groups (Grades 4 and 5).
English, Jill; Levin, P. Rachel
This guide provides an approach for teachers of grades 4-5 to teach media literacy and promote an informed public conversation about the impact of violent imagery in our culture today. Five key goals govern the program: (1) to reduce exposure to media violence; (2) to change the impact of violent images that are seen; (3) to locate and explore alternatives to media that focus on violence to solve conflict; (4) to uncover and challenge the cultural, economic, and political supports for media violence; and (5) to introduce skills of media advocacy and organizing for change. The lessons in this guide include: (1) "What Are You Watching?" (2) What's Missing from Media Violence?" (3) "Why is Everyone Watching?" (4) "Violence Doesn't Solve Problems, It Causes Them" (5) "How Much Violence Do You Watch?" (6) "What's the Big Deal?" (7) "What Makes a 'True' Hero?" and (8) "Sharing What You have Learned." Seventeen reproducible worksheets accompany the lessons. (EH)
Descriptors: Antisocial Behavior, Conflict Resolution, Grade 4, Grade 5, Intermediate Grades, Mass Media, Mass Media Effects, Mass Media Role, Media Research, Prosocial Behavior, Violence
Center for Media Literacy, 1962 S. Shenandoah Street, Los Angeles, CA 90034.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Center for Media Literacy, Los Angeles, CA.
Note: Videotape is not available from ERIC. For other "Beyond Blame" units, see SO 026 169, SO 026 183-184, and ED 413 249.