PSAs — Public Service Announcements — put a different twist on the commercial advertising messages typically analyzed in classes about media literacy. Find over two dozen PSAs at this site, where you can view segments on caring for the less fortunate, being a good neighbor, or taking the time to teach a skill. An excellent resource for teaching media literacy to 21st century learners. Possible applications: examining how messages are constructed; thinking critically about the values being promulgated; as a starting-off place for developing student-created PSAs. Language Arts teachers will find the PSAs excellent discussion-motivatorw as well as springboards for writing, either expository or creative.
Foundation for a Better Life
• High School Middle School