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2008 Political Satire or Libel?

Media literacy and critical thinking lesson decoding a New Yorker magazine cover depicting Barack and Michele Obama as radicals for messages about fear, stereotyping and satire.

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Visual Arts, Commercial Arts/Advertising, Journalism, US History And Government, Sociology


High School
Individual, Whole Class
Over 60 Minutes

TEACHER GUIDE, STUDENT HANDOUT
Book/magazine Cover, Editorial Opinion, Informational Text
Pdf
Sox Sperry & Chris Sperry


Google Image Searches – Do They Promote or Counter Stereotypes?

In this media literacy activity students analyze image search screen shots for messages about how gender stereotypes are promoted or countered in Google searches.

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General Media And Information Literacy, Visual Arts, Commercial Arts/Advertising, Sociology


Middle School, High School
Whole Class
Under 15 Minutes

POWERPOINT, ACTIVITY PLAN, TEACHER GUIDE
Photograph, Webpage
Pptx, Pdf
Sox Sperry


National Geographic’s Africa

This is a media literacy and critical thinking activity in which students analyze title pages from articles about Africa in National Geographic magazine from the 1990s for messages about stereotyping.

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General Media And Information Literacy, Visual Arts, Journalism, Global Studies, Sociology


Middle School, High School
Whole Class
15-30 Minutes

POWERPOINT, STUDENT HANDOUT, TEACHER GUIDE, ACTIVITY PLAN
Photograph
Ppt, Pdf
Chris Sperry & Sox Sperry


Stereotyping Arabs and Muslims

Media literacy and critical thinking lesson analyzing stereotypes and counter-sterteotypes of Arabs and Muslims in four brief clips from popular media sources.

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Film/Video Arts, Global Studies, Sociology


High School
Whole Class
30-60 Minutes

VIDEO, TEACHER GUIDE, LESSON PLAN
Feature Film, Television Program
Mp4, Pdf
Chris Sperry & Sox Sperry


The War in Editorial Cartoons

Media literacy and critical thinking lesson analyzing issues related to the Iraq War by identifying messages and stereotypes in editorial cartoons.

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Visual Arts, Journalism, US History And Government, Global Studies, Sociology


High School
Whole Class
30-60 Minutes

STUDENT WORKSHEET, STUDENT HANDOUT, STUDENT READING, TEACHER GUIDE, LESSON PLAN, ASSESSMENT, POWERPOINT
Editorial Cartoon
Pdf, Ppt
Chris Sperry & Sox Sperry


Picturing the Middle East

Media literacy and critical thinking lesson introducing the concept of stereotypes by asking students to decide whether photos are from the Middle East.

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Psychology, Visual Arts, Global Studies, Sociology


Middle School, High School
Whole Class
30-60 Minutes, Over 60 Minutes

LESSON PLAN, TEACHER GUIDE, STUDENT WORKSHEET, POWERPOINT
Map, Photograph
Pdf, Ppt
Chris Sperry & Sox Sperry


Unearthing Stereotypes

Media literacy and critical thinking lesson introducing the concept of stereotypes by asking students to decide whether photos are from Africa

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Visual Arts, Global Studies, Sociology


Upper Elementary
Whole Class
30-60 Minutes, Over 60 Minutes

LESSON PLAN, TEACHER GUIDE, STUDENT WORKSHEET, POWERPOINT
Photograph
Pdf, Ppt
Chris Sperry, Carrie LaZarre & Marilyn Mayer


Real Bugs TV Commercial Decoding

Media literacy and critical thinking lesson reflecting on stereotyping by analyzing a TV comercial.

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English Language Arts, General Media And Information Literacy, Commercial Arts/Advertising, Consumer Education


Upper Elementary, Middle School, High School
Whole Class
Under 15 Minutes

ACTIVITY PLAN, VIDEO
Television Commercial/PSA
Pdf, Mp4
Cyndy Scheibe


Nombres: Creative Naming to Sell Ideas and Products

In this media literacy activity students analyze television commercials and products targeted at the Hispanic community for messages about diverse media forms, consumerism and cultural identity.

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General Media And Information Literacy, Film/Video Arts, Commercial Arts/Advertising, Global Studies, Economics, Sociology


Middle School, High School, College
Whole Class
15-30 Minutes

VIDEO, TEACHER GUIDE, ACTIVITY PLAN
Television Commercial/PSA
Mp4, Pdf
Sox Sperry

1900 Bryan "The Issue-1900" Poster

Media literacy and critical thinking activity analyzing an 1900 campaign poster for William Jennings Bryan for messages about foreign policy, labor and economics.

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Visual Arts, US History And Government


High School
Whole Class
15-30 Minutes

STUDENT HANDOUT, TEACHER GUIDE
Illustration, Informational Text, Poster
Pdf
Sox Sperry & Chris Sperry