Friday, August 21, 2009

Project LookSharp Releases New Media Literacy Curricula

Project Look Sharp announces two new curriculum kits are now available free online for educators (and with hard copies available at cost through the Ithaca College bookstore).

Creativity and Aging through the Lens of Film is designed for college level classes (in aging studies, lifespan development, music, film, or media literacy classes). 5 lessons (each containing 4 short clips from popular and documentary films) explore what it means to be creative and how older adults exhibit creativity in a wide range of ways. Weblink:

Critical Thinking and Health: Nutrition and TV Commercials is designed for early elementary grades, and consists of lessons that each about the purpose of advertising (and TV commercials in particular), the types of tricks used in ads, lessons about cereal commercials and real fruit and juice vs. "fruit" snacks and drinks. Incorporating many examples of TV commercials for analysis along with short clips from the Consumer Reports videos "Buy Me That," these lessons reflect current health standards for the elementary grades. Weblinks:

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