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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...

Black Lives Matter at School and Black History Month through a Media Literacy Lens

This year marks the first time that many U.S. schools focused specifically on Black Lives Matter during the first week of February, marking the start of Black History Month.  Amid growing evidence of the recent rise in White Supremacist movements (fueled in part by the use of social media to spread stereotypes and other disinformation), engaging in thoughtful and challenging...