Here are some hands-on, practical ideas to get teachers and students started. We’ve only just launched this project, so visit often — you’ll see the list grow. We welcome your own ideas to add to the possibilities for helping our children become savvy media users!
Most of these activities are appropriate for grades 7-12. Feel free to adapt them to your students’ grades and ability levels.
- Eat More Beef?
- Is it Healthy to be Vegetarian?
- Phony Science
- Verifying scientific claims
- Tobacco Advertising
- Media statistics
- Graphs and Charts in Advertising
- What if they’d had TV back then?
- Historical posters
- Eisenhower TV Campaign
- Railroad Advertising and Westward Expansion
- Basic Economics and Advertising
- Political cartoons
- Wag the Dog
- Making a Political TV Commercial
- Adjectives in the news
- Sound Bites
- Limited space
- Channel One
- Evaluating web sites for a report
Other Critical Thinking Resources
- Media Awareness Network
- New Mexico Media Literacy Project
- Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR)
- Center for Media and Democracy
- The Center For a New American Dream
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