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Teaching Kids to Examine Media Critically

Teaching Kids to Examine Media Critically

Critical Media Project

Relevant media clips get students examining identity, culture

Pros: The curated, high-interest, and identity-focused clips makes media literacy relevant and personal.

Cons: The basic lesson plans mean teachers must take the time to build an effectively scaffolded, differentiated, and tailored lesson.

Bottom Line: Teachers will need to take time to build effective lessons, but if they do, this is a useful, relevant, high-interest resource for deconstructing identity and building critical thinking and empathy skills.

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