MEDIA LITERACY: SAMPLE LESSONS
Advertising: It's Everywhere!
This lesson is designed to introduce participants to the basics of advertising. Participants engage in discussion around advertising, including its purpose, power, and techniques. After learning about how teens are targets, participants complete simple advertising deconstruction. Finally, participants apply their knowledge of advertising by trying to convince their peers to buy a common object.
Making a Media Literacy Video
This lesson provides students the opportunity to produce a video to share with other teens concerning the topic of media literacy.
Deconstructing Birth Control Ads
This lesson encourages students to deconstruct the commercials that they may encounter. It focuses on a sample commercial for the contraceptive Nuvaring and requires students to carefully examine the information that is being presented.