ERIC Number: ED460878
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Beyond Blame: Challenging Violence in the Media. Teacher's Guide C: Middle School Classes and Groups (Grades 6 through 8).
English, Jill; Levin, P. Rachel
This teacher's guide provides an approach for teachers of grades 6-8 to teach media literacy and promote an informed public conversation about the impact of violent imagery in the 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) "Why Is Everyone Watching?" (3) "Violence Doesn't Solve Problems, It Causes Them" (4) "Heroes and Heroines: Who's Real? Who's Fake?" (5) "How Much Violence Do You Watch?" (6) "What's the Big Deal? Four Effects of Viewing Media Violence" (7) "Who's Responsible?"; and (8) "Sharing What You Have Learned." Twenty reproducible worksheets accompany the lessons. (EH)
Descriptors: Antisocial Behavior, Community Cooperation, Conflict Resolution, Crime, Critical Thinking, Elementary Secondary Education, Family School Relationship, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Mass Media, Mass Media Effects, Mass Media Role, Media Research, Middle Schools, Partnerships in Education, Prosocial Behavior, School Community Relationship, Social Studies, Television, Television Research, 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: For other "Beyond Blame" units, see SO 026 169, SO 026 182, SO 026 184, and ED 413 249. Videotape is not available from ERIC.