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Teacher Resources by Grade
|1st - 2nd||3rd - 4th|
|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Critical Media Literacy: TV Programs
|Grades||6 – 8|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Four 45-minute sessions|
Grades 3 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  June 1
Students brainstorm a list of modern news sources and from previous centuries. Groups then research one of these sources and create a timeline showing the evolution of news.
Grades 7 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  August 4
Students are introduced to a passage by President Barack Obama in his book Dreams from My Father and are encouraged to engage in an examination of the ways they are portrayed by the media.
Grades 7 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  May 5
Students choose to research a piece of art, music, dance, literature, or food that suitably represents Mexico and create a presentation for the class.
Grades 3 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  January 8
Students visit the National Archives to read a letter written by Elvis Presley to President Nixon. The Letter Generator is used to write a letter to a current artist suggesting a meeting with the President.
Grades K – 12 | Calendar Activity |  February 7
Students explore a variety of themes such as peace, culture, motion, sports, and competition, using the 2014 Winter Olympics games in Sochi as the backdrop.