Break the Fake: What’s in the frame? Lesson Plan
Level: Kindergarten to Grade 2
Duration: 20-30 minutes plus time for the optional assessment/evaluation and extension activities
About the Author: Matthew Johnson, Director of Education, MediaSmarts
This lesson plan is part of the Break the Fake project. This project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada.
This lesson is part of USE, UNDERSTAND & CREATE: A Digital Media Literacy Framework for Canadian Schools.
In this lesson, students are introduced to the idea that what they see in media can be deceptive. They explore the idea that media are “framed” by their creators and consider what parts of the world are left out of the frame.
- Learn that not all online content is reliable
- Understand media literacy key concepts:
- Media are constructions
- Each medium is a unique aesthetic form
- Create a critical media text
Download the What’s in the Frame? slideshow.
This lesson and all associated documents (handouts, overheads, backgrounders) are available in an easy-print, pdf kit version.