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Curricular Resources in Media Literacy/Studies

Below are the CLN "Theme Pages" which focus on specific topics within Media Literacy/Studies. CLN's theme pages are collections of useful Internet educational resources within a narrow curricular topic and contain links to two types of information. Students and teachers will find curricular resources (information, content...) to help them learn about this topic. In addition, there are links to instructional materials (lesson plans) which will help teachers provide instruction in this theme.

Advertising in the Media Theme Page

History of Film Theme Page

Journalism Theme Page

Pictures Theme Page
A set of links to web sites that have their own searchable collections of pictures, offer a search engine for finding pictures, or provide a metalist of links to photographs of a particular type.

Violence in the Media Theme Page

General Media Literacy/Studies Resources

Here are a number of links to other Internet resources which contain information and/or other links related to Media Literacy/Studies. Please read our disclaimer.

Children and the Media Program
The Children and the Media Program from the "Children Now" organization "is designed to spearhead a new national commitment to improving the quality of media for and about children." The site contains specific media-related information including results of opinion surveys (e.g., on values in the media), reports from research projects (e.g., on sexual content in tv), roundtable discussions (e.g., on the v-chip), and reports from national conferences (e.g., role of advertisers in children's tv).

Electric Snow: TV in Our Time
This 1998 ThinkQuest award winner's resources are intended for Media Literacy students in grades 7 to 12. There are four sections: In "Protect" students learn about government regulations concerning the quality and content of television programs and advertising. Articles and activities in the the "Influence" section raise awareness of the ways that television tries to influence people. Television programming is the focus of the "Entertain and Inform" section while the effect of television is explored in "You." Informational content is supplemented by discussion boards, surveys, questionnaires, simulations, and help files. Teachers will find lesson plans to support all four sections as well.

Jesuit Communication Project
The goal of the Jesuit Communication Project is to encourage, promote, and develop Media Education in schools across Canada. To that end, they provide resources and services for teachers, parents, church groups, school boards, students, and other interested groups. Included in this set of resources are links to articles about media literacy, a media literacy bibliography, an information package on violence on tv, and a basic media literacy resource guide.

Media Awareness Network
This Canadian site is a support network for media education. You'll find links to information on media news, media literacy ideas for parents, resources and lesson plans for teachers, children's media, media issues, media industries, and government.

Media and Communications Studies Site
Here's another huge meta-list of links to media resources. However, this University of Wales site also includes direct links to specific resources as well, for example discussions of issues, research reports, and literature reviews. Check out the media education sections - there's lots of information here that could be useful to students and teachers of media studies.

Media Education Resources on the Internet
Here's a meta-list of links to media education resources, ranging from oral culture, through to print, photography, film, radio, television, computers, etc.

Media History Project
A site promoting the study of media history from "petroglyphs to pixels". Included is a meta-list of links to media resources (organized by type of media) and a time line of development.

Media Literacy
KQED, a public broadcasting station in Northern California, hosts a media literacy web page that contains information on teacher and parent resources (mostly print) for teaching about media literarcy, as well as specific articles and statistics.

Media Literacy On-line Project
"The goal of the Media Literacy Online Project is to provide teachers, students, parents, and producers, with a comprehensive resource collection related to the influence of media in the lives of children, youth, and adults." This University of Oregon site has an extensive set of resources.

Media Watchdog
This site contains a collection of online media watch resources. Included is information on media watch organization, specific media criticism articles, and censorship resources.

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