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ERIC Number: ED480321
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jan-31
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Critical Media Literacy: TV Programs.
Henry, Laurie
Television programming has a huge impact on the lives of children. This lesson focuses on the stereotypical and racial messages that are portrayed through television programming with a focus on situational comedies. During the four 45-minute lessons, grade 6-8 students will: analyze portrayals of different groups of people in the media; investigate social values presented in the media; analyze portrayals of teenagers in the media; identify stereotypes presented through the media; and investigate television's influence on personal and societal values. The instructional plan, lists of web resources, student assessment/reflection activities, and a list of National Council of Teachers of English/International Reading Association (NCTE/IRA) Standards addressed in the lesson are included. A media observation sheet and a media awareness scavenger hunt worksheet are attached. (RS)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: MarcoPolo Education Foundation.; National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.; International Reading Association, Newark, DE.