Media Literacy

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    I'm cooking up a unit on media literacy for my 11th graders ... what do you use to teach media literacy?
     
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    I have used the NIH curriculum on media literacy. The curriculum is geared more for middle school, but you might find some good pieces in it.
     
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    This is one of my all-time favorite web sites for teaching students to be wary of what they read on the internet.

    http://www.dhmo.org/

    It looks like a totally legit web site containing "important" information about the "dangers" of a common "chemical". It plays (on purpose) with people's fears of chemicals and lists all the horrible things that are caused by this horrible chemical, that is all over the place and that "the government isn't doing anything to curb the dangers". It's wonderful, because it isn't until the student clicks on the link that says "press only" that they read that this horrible chemical, dihydrogen monoxide, is actually more commonly known as water. It's a great lesson in why it is so important to read anything on the internet (or hear in the news, for that matter) with a critical eye.
     
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