Media Literacy
English 12A

Issachar Beh

Updated June 4, 2009

Unit

Topic

Content

Assessment

I

 

Critical Thinking

  • Understanding of Critical Thinking
  • Application of critical thinking
  • Analysis of arguments
  • Journal Writing
  • Class Discussion
  • Daily Writing Assignments
  • Debate Session

II

 

News Media

  • Role of news in democracy
  • Types of news
  • Using news to analyze society
  • Development & expression of opinion
  • Problems with news media
  • Journal Writing
  • Class Discussion
  • Daily Writing Assignments
  • Letter to SL Trib Public Forum
  • News Analysis Project
  • Formal Essay

III

 

Advertising & Consumerism

  • Advertising techniques
  • Advertising ethics
  • Manufacturing of needs
  • Consumer Culture
  • Journal Writing
  • Class Discussion
  • Daily Writing Assignments
  • Original Advertising Campaign
  • Formal Essay

IV

 

Non-News Media

  • NNM’s role in society
  • Media Ownership
  • Gender in Media
  • Race in Media
  • Artistic & social value of Pop Music
  • Journal Writing
  • Class Discussion
  • Daily Writing Assignments
  • Formal Essay
  • Lyrical Analysis
  • Original Song Lyrics