This lesson looks at the increasing prominence of gambling in the media, particularly movies and television.
In this lesson Buy Nothing Day is used as a jumping-off point to look at the role of consumerism in our lives and culture.
This lesson focuses on how to write a newspaper story, and what may influence the information selected. The lesson begins with a review of the “5 Ws,” and how journalists use these elements to craft topical, interesting and relevant news stories.
This lesson helps students understand how self-image can influence lifestyle choices.
In this lesson, students examine the visual codes used on television and in movies through an exploration of various camera techniques. Students begin with a discussion about camera-subject distance, and review various film techniques that are used to create visual meaning.
In this lesson, students look at how male and female characters are depicted in comic books.
This lesson encourages children to explore the differences between their real families and TV families by imagining how their own families might be portrayed on a television show.
“Media Literacy for Development & Children’s Rights” was created by UNICEF Canada to help young people in grades 6 - 8 understand the role played by the media in influencing their attitudes and perceptions about developing nations and development issues. This module contains a series of lessons, exercises and background information to help familiarize students with the issues and challenges surrounding representation of other countries and cultures by the media.
This activity, adaptable across grades, is designed to help students look critically at the Halloween costumes marketed to them.
In this lesson students answer a brief questionnaire related to self-image, self-esteem, and advertising, and then work as groups to create and act in mock television commercials that parody advertising techniques.