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Greta Meets Malala: How Different Media Forms Present the News

In this media literacy activity students analyze media reports on the meeting between Greta Thunberg and Malala Yousafzai. In addition to learning about the two young activists, students reflect on the qualities of different media forms including news and opinion articles, a tweet and posts on Instagram and Facebook.

Grade Level: Middle School, High School
Subject: English Language Arts, Journalism, Environmental Studies, Global Studies, Sociology

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Blowing the Whistle On Big Tobacco Propaganda

In this media literacy activity students analyze a cigarette ad, an excerpt from an investigative documentary, a clip from a TV news program and a clip from a dramatic feature film for messages about the tobacco industry’s efforts to mislead the public about the health consequences of smoking.

Grade Level: Middle School, High School
Subject: Health, Psychology, Film/Video Arts, Commercial Arts/Advertising, Journalism, Consumer Education, Economics, Sociology

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Understanding Teen Media Use: Different Research Techniques

In this media literacy activity students analyze three articles about different approaches to social science research through polling data analysis, a longitudinal study and a literature review. Students explore the techniques used for data gathering and discuss the impacts of social media use on adolescents.

Grade Level: High School, College/adult
Subject: Health, General Media And Information Literacy, Psychology, Journalism, Consumer Education, Sociology

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