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Media Literacy

You'll never watch TV the same way again.

Course Description

If you're reading this, you're literate. Congratulations! But are you media literate? Can you read TV, ads, music, and Facebook posts as well as you read everything else?

In this lightning-fast fifteen-lesson course, we'll break down the main topics in Media Literacy: critical media consumption, bias, intellectual property, and basic communications theory. Oh, and because we love to have standards, the course has been designed to meet the standards for the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE). You're welcome.

Technology Requirements

  • Microsoft Office, Google Docs, or another word processing program
  • A scanner (or access to one)
  • A camera (a camera phone is sufficient)
  • All other work can be done via the Shmoop website.

Required Skills

Nothing to see here. As long as you're a human in the 21st century, you're good to go.

Course Breakdown

    Unit 1. Media Literacy

    These lessons will give you all the deets on how to read media: from TV to advertisements to the Interwebs and back again.

  • Course Length: 3 weeks
  • Grade Levels: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, College
  • Course Type: Short Course
  • Category:
    • Humanities
    • Technology and Computer Science
    • Life Skills

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