By Chris M. WorsnopMedia education lessons are lying all around us, offering themselves to our eyes, ears and brains for no more effort than it takes to pick them up, look them over and take them into class.
Talking to kids about violence in the media they consume – television, movies, video games, music and the Internet – can help them put media violence into perspective and perhaps diffuse some of its power.
This lesson examines how music reflects and influences societies and is a metaphor for ideas and experiences. Students begin by brainstorming the functions or purposes of music and by discussing music's power as a mirror and a symbol.
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