Incarnation Catholic School Media Literacy Topics

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Big Idea: Media literacy is a life-long skill essential to digital citizenship, informed-decision making and active participation in our society.

Essential Questions:
  1. What are the most influential media in my life?
  2. What are positive and negative aspects of media?
  3. How do media I create or use manipulate opinion or emotions and determine self-image and lifestyle?

Students will be able to
  1. read and demonstrate an understanding of a range of literary and informational texts;
  2. analyze the language of media to determine the message included in both words and images;
  3. evaluate media presentations to determine what is represented;
  4. study how media institutions influence the media products they create;
  5. analyze techniques used to target an audience;
  6. use knowledge of a range of media forms, purposes, and audiences to create media works and explain their intended effects;
  7. use a variety of organizational techniques to present ideas and supporting details logically and coherently in written work;
  8. revise written work, collaboratively and independently, with a focus on support for ideas, accuracy, clarity, and coherence;
  9. edit and proofread to produce final drafts, using correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

Guiding Media Questions
  • Who created the message?
  • What is the target audience?
  • What creative techniques are used to attract attention?
  • How might different people understand this message differently?
  • What values, lifestyles and points of view are represented in, or omitted from, this message?
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