Comments from Teachers about the VIOLENCE AND MEDIA PROJECT
grow up in front of the TV with all this media and music and no one has
ever sat down and said 'this is what's happening and this is what's going
on'. For the first time for a lot of them they say, 'I don't want to be
manipulated' and that's the strength of what we're doing.
the best unit I taught all year.
It fits well into the language arts program
it resulted in the best
responses from students, parents, and the community. The students learned
a great deal about how to be an educated consumer of media.
is critical information that is as important as learning how to read or
is never a lesson that is boring, They (students) are immediately engaged
because this is something everybody deals with all the time and it's
pervasive in society. The empowerment and knowledge that they get about themselves and how other people see them is very good for this age group.
information should be mandatorynot an option.
is a useful lesson. Kids are learning more about what violence is and
how to avoid it and how to settle problems differently. I think it's important
to keep going. Having
the kids do a creative project
a lot of kids say we don't do enough
creative stuff in schools so having them create something was important.