Guided Tour

To get started in gaining foundational knowledge about media literacy education, we suggest the following "guided tour" as a way to a quick start:

  1. Theory:
    Literacy for 21st Century Second Edition: An Overview & Orientation Guide
    Explains media literacy pedagogy in plain language. Contains Q/TIPS and explanations of new questions for media production as well as critical analysis. Order now.
    Literacy for 21st Century First Edition: An Overview & Orientation Guide
    Contains an explanation of questions for deconstruction only, from the point of view of media consumers. Also: En Español!  As a contribution toward understanding of the field, CML provides a download of this groundbreaking book FREE.
     
  2. Practice:
    Five Key Questions That Can Change the World: Deconstructing Media
    This book contains 25 cornerstone lesson plans for K-12 across the curriculum, with five sample lessons for each of the Five Key Questions. Also: En Español!  Order now.
     
  3. Implementation:
    Project SMARTArt: A Road to Follow
    Discover innovative strategies for implementing media literacy and the arts while meeting state education standards in this comprehensive case study. As a contribution toward understanding of the field, CML provides a download of this case FREE.

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