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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
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Laurie A. Henry, Ph.D.

Laurie A. Henry, Ph.D.

Lexington, Kentucky


International Literacy Association


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Moronke Oshin-Martin

April 28, 2018

This was an excellent lesson plan for the television segment of my mass comm media literacy course. It allowed students to think deeply about the shows that they watch on a regular basis and what goes into the creation of those shows. I am going to create something similar for each medium we cover.


Dee Duguay

April 24, 2016

We are at the end of our school year and I was looking for something to engage my high school seniors. This lesson plan is perfect for that purpose. It allows them to finish their high school career thinking about and discussing what he media can / will do for them and opens their eyes to some real life issues. Thank you for sharing this it is something that I will use at the end of my school year for years to come.



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