Resolution on Promoting Media Literacy
by National Council of Teachers of English
|Grades||3 – 12|
This resolution grew out of awareness among educators that understanding the new media and using them constructively and creatively actually required developing a new form of literacy-new critical abilities "in reading, listening, viewing, and thinking" that would enable students to deal constructively with complex new modes of delivering information, new multisensory tactics for persuasion, and new technology-based art forms.
National Council of Teachers of English. 1975. Resolution on Promoting Media Literacy. October 2009. Web. http://www.ncte.org/positions/statements/promotingmedialit
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.