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Climate Change Through Movie Posters

Students analyze film posters from 2004-2022 for messages about how climate change has been represented in cinema, and the impact of film socially and personally.

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Visual Arts, Film/Video Arts, Commercial Arts/Advertising, Music, Environmental Studies


Middle School, High School

15-30 Minutes

ACTIVITY PLAN, TEACHER GUIDE, POWERPOINT
Documentary Film, Feature Film, Illustration
Pdf, Pptx
Sox Sperry & Chris Sperry


Flags: Geometry, Algebra and Cultural Context

This math and/or social studies lesson has students analyze flags from around the world, to understand aspect ratio, flag design and historical context.

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Math, Civics And Government, Global Studies


Middle School, High School, College

30-60 Minutes

STUDENT WORKSHEET, STUDENT HANDOUT, POWERPOINT, TEACHER GUIDE, ACTIVITY PLAN
Illustration
Pdf, Pptx
David Ebert in collaboration with Project Look Sharp


Charting Media Coverage of War: Israel/Palestine

Students analyze charts with text excerpts from articles for messages about bias in media coverage of the Israel Hamas war, to analyze the bias in the construction of the charts, and to reflect on their own interpretations.

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Math, Journalism, Civics And Government, Global Studies, Sociology, Library/Information Literacy


High School, College

30-60 Minutes

ACTIVITY PLAN, TEACHER GUIDE, POWERPOINT, STUDENT HANDOUT
Chart/graph, Informational Text, News - Print
Pdf, Pptx
Chris Sperry and Sox Sperry


UN Sustainable Development Goals and Graphics

Students analyze icons for messages about graphic design and the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

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Health, Visual Arts, Commercial Arts/Advertising, Consumer Education, Environmental Studies, Civics And Government, Global Studies, Library/Information Literacy, ELA/English Language Arts


Upper Elementary, Middle School

30-60 Minutes

ACTIVITY PLAN, TEACHER GUIDE, POWERPOINT, STUDENT HANDOUT
Illustration
Pdf, Pptx
Sox Sperry


A History of Global Warming in Science, Politics, and the Media

Media literacy and critical thinking unit using diverse media imagery to teach about how global warming has been perceived by people in the U.S. and how the media has constructed that public perception.

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Visual Arts, Commercial Arts/Advertising, Journalism, Consumer Education, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Environmental Studies, Economics


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

LESSON PLAN, TEACHER GUIDE, STUDENT READING, POWERPOINT
Chart/graph, Editorial Cartoon, Editorial Opinion, Illustration, Informational Text, News - Print, Photograph, Poster
Pdf, Ppt
Chris Sperry, Dan Flerlage, Alexander Papouchis


History of Chemicals in the Environment

Media literacy and critical thinking unit using diverse media imagery to teach about how chemicals in the environment have been perceived by people in the U.S. and how the media has constructed that public perception. Focus topics include pesticides, fertilizer, gasoline additives and persistent organic pollutants.

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Health, Psychology, Visual Arts, Commercial Arts/Advertising, Journalism, Consumer Education, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Environmental Studies, Economics, Sociology


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

ASSESSMENT, STUDENT READING, TEACHER GUIDE, LESSON PLAN, POWERPOINT
Editorial Cartoon, Illustration, Poster, Webpage
Pdf, Ppt
Sox Sperry


History of Endangered Species

Media literacy and critical thinking unit using diverse media imagery to teach about how endangered species have been perceived by people in the U.S. and how the media has constructed that public perception. Focus topics include indigenous perspectives, whaling, habitat destruction and the Endangered Species Act.

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Visual Arts, Commercial Arts/Advertising, Journalism, Consumer Education, Life Sciences, Environmental Studies, US History And Government, US History, Civics And Government, Economics, Sociology


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

ASSESSMENT, STUDENT READING, TEACHER GUIDE, LESSON PLAN, POWERPOINT
Editorial Cartoon, Illustration, Informational Text, Map, News - Print, Poster, Webpage
Pdf, Ppt
Sox Sperry


Poverty: Climate Change & Water Security

Media literacy and critical thinking activity in which students decode web pages for messages about the conditions that make people living in poverty extremely vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.

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Health, Visual Arts, Life Sciences, Environmental Studies, Global Studies, Economics, Sociology, ELA/English Language Arts


Middle School
Individual, Whole Class
15-30 Minutes

ACTIVITY PLAN, STUDENT HANDOUT, STUDENT WORKSHEET, POWERPOINT
Editorial Cartoon, Informational Text, Webpage
Pdf, Pptx
Sox Sperry


What's So Funny about Climate Change? Editorial Cartoon Opinions

This is a media literacy and critical thinking activity in which students analyze six editorial cartoons for conflicting perspectives on the direness of the threat of climate change.

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Environmental Studies, General Media Literacy, Library/Information Literacy, ELA/English Language Arts


Upper Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
Whole Class
30-60 Minutes

ACTIVITY PLAN, TEACHER GUIDE, STUDENT HANDOUT, VIDEO
Editorial Cartoon, Web Video
Pdf, Mp4
Brian Goodman & Sox Sperry


Carbon Trading: Arguments for and Against

This is a media literacy and critical thinking activity in which students analyze a webpage from the World Economic Forum and an online comic book for conflicting perspectives on the impacts of carbon trading.

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Physical Sciences, Environmental Studies, Economics, Sociology


High School, College
Whole Class
30-60 Minutes

TEACHER GUIDE, ACTIVITY PLAN, STUDENT HANDOUT
Editorial Cartoon, Webpage
Pdf
Sox Sperry


How Disease Spreads: Cholera Epidemic of 1892

In this media literacy activity students analyze an anti-Semitic editorial cartoon and newspaper editorial from the 1890s, an excerpt from a contemporary magazine article and a webpage from a respected medical health center for messages about the social and scientific beliefs that inform our knowledge about how cholera spreads.

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Health, Psychology, Life Sciences, US History And Government, US History, Civics And Government, Global Studies, Sociology


High School, College
Whole Class
30-60 Minutes

TEACHER GUIDE, STUDENT HANDOUT, ACTIVITY PLAN
Editorial Cartoon, Editorial Opinion, Magazine, Webpage
Pdf
Sox Sperry, Nancy Ridenour


Dolphins in the Media

Students analyze a book cover, a magazine cover, a tweet, a poster, a cartoon, a toy and an advertisement for messages about media forms, dolphins and environmental concerns.

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Life Sciences, Environmental Studies, General Media Literacy, ELA/English Language Arts


Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary

15-30 Minutes

ACTIVITY PLAN, TEACHER GUIDE, POWERPOINT
Editorial Cartoon, Magazine, Poster, Social Media
Pdf, Pptx
Lori Wiley, Sox Sperry


Animals and Images: What do you See?

Students analyze different types of images for messages about image forms and about reptiles, amphibians and dinosaurs.

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Visual Arts, Life Sciences, Library/Information Literacy, ELA/English Language Arts


Lower Elementary

Under 15 Minutes

ACTIVITY PLAN, TEACHER GUIDE, POWERPOINT, STUDENT HANDOUT
Illustration, Informational Text, Literature, Photograph
Pdf, Pptx
Sox Sperry


GMO Yes or No - Decoding Movie Trailers

Students analyze two short movie trailers for messages about GMOs, to ask and answer questions about sourcing and credibility, and to reflect on their own confirmation biases.

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Health, Film/Video Arts, Nutrition, Consumer Education, Life Sciences, Environmental Studies, Civics And Government, Economics, Library/Information Literacy


Middle School, High School, College

Under 15 Minutes

ACTIVITY PLAN, TEACHER GUIDE
Documentary Film, Web Video
Pdf, Mp4
Kathy Daniels


Vaccine Safety - Exploring Our Own Biases

Students analyze two short news videos about the safety and speed of the creation of the mRNA Covid vaccine, about sourcing and credibility of the videos and the scientific information presented in them, and about their own confirmation biases.

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Life Sciences, Environmental Studies, Library/Information Literacy


High School, College

15-30 Minutes

ACTIVITY PLAN, TEACHER GUIDE, VIDEO
News - Video, Web Video
Pdf, Mp4
Catherine Peterson


Physics or Fiction - Will Tango and Cash get electrocuted?

After viewing clips from a feature film and web videos, students will identify messages about electrical currents and shock, analyze sources and credibility, and reflect on strategies for finding accurate information.

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Health, Physical Sciences, Environmental Studies, Library/Information Literacy


Upper Elementary, Middle School

Under 15 Minutes

ACTIVITY PLAN, TEACHER GUIDE, VIDEO
Feature Film, Web Video
Pdf, Mp4
Sox Sperry


A.I. – Pros, Cons, Credibility and Bias

Students analyze short videos for messages about the pros and cons of artificial intelligence, the bias and credibility of each source, and our own thinking about the issue.

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Psychology, Consumer Education, Environmental Studies, Economics, Sociology, Library/Information Literacy, ELA/English Language Arts


High School, College

30-60 Minutes

VIDEO, TEACHER GUIDE, ACTIVITY PLAN
Web Video, News - Video, Television Program
Mp4, Pdf
Sox Sperry

Starter Kit for College

This guide gives users a brief overview of our approach (question-based media decoding) and materials (e.g., lessons) available for free from the Project Look Sharp website for a particular level and subject.


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DO IT YOURSELF GUIDE
Media Literacy And Critical Thinking Integration
Constructivist Media Decoding
Media Literacy Lesson Design
Document Selection
Question Design

Social Studies
English Language Arts
Health
Science And Environment
Math
Arts
Psychology
Media Production
Pre-service Teacher Education

College

Starter Kit for Math 6-12

This guide gives users a brief overview of our approach (question-based media decoding) and materials (e.g., lessons) available for free from the Project Look Sharp website for a particular level and subject.


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DO IT YOURSELF GUIDE
Media Literacy And Critical Thinking Integration
Constructivist Media Decoding
Media Literacy Lesson Design
Document Selection
Question Design

Math

Middle School
High School

Starter Kit for Elementary All Subjects 3-5

This guide gives users a brief overview of our approach (question-based media decoding) and materials (e.g., lessons) available for free from the Project Look Sharp website for a particular level and subject.


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DO IT YOURSELF GUIDE
Media Literacy And Critical Thinking Integration
Constructivist Media Decoding
Media Literacy Lesson Design
Document Selection
Question Design

Social Studies
English Language Arts
Health
Science And Environment
Math
Arts
Psychology
Media Production

Upper Elementary