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Critical Media Literacy: TV Programs

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Critical Media Literacy: TV Programs

Grades 6 – 8
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Four 45-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Laurie A. Henry, Ph.D.

Laurie A. Henry, Ph.D.

Lexington, Kentucky

Publisher

International Reading Association

 

CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  June 1

CNN debuted as the first television news network in 1980.

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

President Barack Obama was born today in 1961.

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

Today is Cinco de Mayo.

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

On this day in 1935, Elvis Presley was born.

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

The Winter Olympics begin today!

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.

 

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