Middle School Unit 1: Asking Critical Questions

  • Students brainstorm to identify different types of media, their intended audiences, and their purpose (to persuade, entertain, etc.)
  • Students evaluate popular advertising slogans to determine if they are statements of fact or opinion
  • ...and more!

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Assignment: Media Literacy

Finally, the comprehensive three-volume curriculum created by Renee Hobbs and the Discovery Channel for the Maryland State Department of Education is available online.

This is the 18-unit curriculum developed for Maryland State Department of Education and Discovery Communications, Inc. You can download the PDF files with lesson plans and reproducibles for each unit and use the videos to teach media literacy in conjunction with social studies, language arts and health education.