Five Key Questions That Can Change the World
CML publishes classroom activity guide with 25 core lesson plans for K-12 media literacy.
by Jeff Share, Tessa Jolls & Elizabeth Thoman
"Where do I start?" is a cry often heard from teachers who would like to introduce media literacy in their classrooms, whether kindergarten or high school - but don't know where to begin.
Five Key Questions That Can Change the World is an innovative collection of 25 cornerstone lesson plans - five for each of CML's Five Key Questions of media literacy.
Developed by the Center for Media Literacy, it's a ready-to-go resource that will help you help your students build a firm foundation in the skills of media literacy! Features:
Unlike other media literacy activity books, which typically are organized by genre (news, advertising, etc.) or topic (violence, gender, etc.), the inquiry-based lessons in Five Key Questions That Can Change the World help students build an internal checklist of questions to ask about any message in any media - television, movies, the Internet, radio, advertising, newspapers and magazines, even maps and money!
Five Key Questions That Can Change the World is Part II of CML's educational framework, the CML MediaLIt Kit, which identifies and describes the theory, practice and implementation of media literacy in preK-12 education.
Accessing the MediaLit Kit Documents
Literacy for the 21st Century: An Orientation and Overview of Media Literacy Education (45 pages) and its companion Five Key Questions That Can Change the World (85 pages) are both available for free download by individual teachers in a classroom. For system wide adoption or distribution, a licensing fee is requested.
Only the covers are 4-color; the remaining pages are black and white and can be printed single or double sided. (Double-sided is recommended) They are spaced for 3-hole punching.