The average 8–18 year-old spends over 10 hours a day consuming media. Unfortunately, young people’s minds are often shut off as they watch TV, surf the web or listen to music. Help your students tune in so they can begin to analyse messages and understand techniques used to influence them. Teach your students to question marketing, recognise propaganda, and understand stereotypes, and you’ll also be teaching them valuable critical thinking skills they need for a successful future.
In Media Literacy in the P–12 Classroom, Frank W. Baker will show you how you can bring media literacy into your classroom – whether that classroom is English, social studies, health, or any other subject – and teach students skills that enable them to become knowledgeable media consumers and producers. With the many examples, advice, and classroom activities he provides, you can immediately make this important topic a part of everyday education.