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Secondary Library Media (6-12)
Strand 8: Standard 2:
English Language Arts Grade 9-10
Reading: Informational Text Standard 7
1 class periods of 70 minutes each
Through watching several examples of commercials, campaign ads, TED talks, sports videos, instructional videos, and mini-documentaries, students will learn how to determine the audience, purpose, misconceptions, and level of influence various forms of media has.
This is a complementary lesson to the Documentaries and Media Literacy lesson by the same authors. Classes come to the library for this lesson and teacher collaborates with librarian on teaching media literacy.
Students need to have been introduced to: documentaries, film clips, what filmmakers use to persuade, and forms of non-verbal communication
Students will understand and use basic terms and concepts of media with their potential impact, advantages and limitations. They will evaluate and select media for appropriate personal, educational and professional use.
Students should watch each video, and write their emotional, physical, or intellectual response to each based on the music, setting, dialogue, acting, and promotional items in the video, for thirty seconds after viewing.
Provide a wide array of video or clips from different countries to meet the needs of many learners and get a big picture of how the world utilizes media.