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Gr K St 1: Define Basic Terms Media Literacy

Life Skills:

  • Thinking & Reasoning
  • Communication
  • Character
  • Social & Civic Responsibility

Time Frame:
1 class period that runs 15 minutes.

Group Size:
Large Groups


Define basic terms and concepts of media literacy.

Main Curriculum Tie:
Elementary Library Media (K-5)
Strand 10 Standard 1

Define basic terms and concepts of media.

Career Connections:

  • Social Humanitarian


  • White Board
  • Computer
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Games
  • Pictures

Background For Teachers:

Definition of Media and Media Literacy

Intended Learning Outcomes:
Students will be able to define what media is and give examples.

Instructional Procedures:


  1. Introduce students to the term "media" and given the definition. "Media is any means by which messages are communicated."
  2. Show examples of where messages come from (e.g. books, pictures. TV, computer)
  3. Brainstorm other places where media messages are found. (e.g. Clothing, billboards, bumper stickers, flyers from your teacher, commercials) Teacher will record students' responses on the white board.

Assessment Plan:
Random students will be able to give the definition of media and one example.

Linda Bettinger

Created Date :
Apr 11 2017 13:32 PM

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