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Honoring Earth Day and Green Media Literacy

Today marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, an annual event that was started as a bi-partisan initiative of Senators Gaylord Nelson (D) and Pete McCloskey (R).  Inspired by the anti-war movement on college campuses, they hired young activist Denis Hayes to organize campus teach-ins about conservation and the environment.  The first Earth Day was promoted widely in the news media and inspired more than 20 million Americans...

Girls and Women: History, HerStory, a Movement Forward – and We’re Not There Yet

March is Women’s History Month, designed to increase awareness and knowledge about women’s history and to celebrate the contributions of notable and ordinary women (past and present).  This year’s theme is “Valiant Women of the Vote” – honoring those whose decades of activism and commitment culminated in women’s suffrage 100 years ago, and to highlight the work that women continue...

Now’s the Time for Media Literacy: Politics, Polls and Debates

As anyone who has reads or watches news – or follows social media knows, we are in the midst of presidential election fever.  At Project Look Sharp we have been following media coverage of the presidential campaigns (and related stories) with an eye towards ways in which media literacy approaches – especially our constructivist media decoding (CMD) pedagogy – can encourage students to analyze and...