Ch 1: Media Literacy: MTLE Middle Level Communication Arts/Literature

About This Chapter

This chapter features engaging video lessons to outline the essential information you need to know about media literacy for the MTLE Middle Level Communication Arts/Literature test. You can practice for the exam with quiz questions similar to what you'll find on the exam.

MTLE Middle Level Communication Arts/Literature: Media Literacy - Chapter Summary

Our engaging video lessons will cover topics associated with media literacy. The knowledgeable instructors guiding these lessons will review what you need to know for the MTLE Middle Level Communication Arts/Literature test. The lessons in this chapter will cover information like:

  • The definition and importance of media literacy
  • The meaning behind political cartoons and historical photographs
  • Messaging in television and film
  • Sources of information on the Internet
  • Subliminal messaging, visual communication and types of advertising
  • Factors that impact the interpretation of visual images
  • Influences on public opinion
  • Perception and the communication process

Use this chapter to prepare for questions about media literacy on MTLE Middle Level Communication Arts/Literature test. The text and video lessons explore this subject in depth, and after each lesson you can further prepare for exam day with the corresponding multiple-choice quizzes.

14 Lessons in Chapter 1: Media Literacy: MTLE Middle Level Communication Arts/Literature
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What is Media Literacy? - Definition, Importance & Examples

1. What is Media Literacy? - Definition, Importance & Examples

In this lesson, we will explore the role and purpose of media literacy in society in history and today. Examples of media, mass media communications and media literacy will be explained and evaluated in order to form an understanding of why media literacy is critically important for the 21st century.

What are Political Cartoons? - History & Analysis

2. What are Political Cartoons? - History & Analysis

Political cartoons have a rich history that is as interesting as the cartoons are visually entertaining. In this lesson, you'll learn how political cartoons have shaped our past and continue to shape our society today, and how to analyze their messages.

Historical Photographs: Themes, Importance & Analysis

3. Historical Photographs: Themes, Importance & Analysis

In this lesson, we will study the importance of historical photographs and examine key trends and themes associated with them. We'll also learn how to analyze them.

Messaging in Television & Film: Themes & Examples

4. Messaging in Television & Film: Themes & Examples

This lesson looks at the messages and themes in films and television shows. There is always a message, whether stated directly or implied, and this lesson looks at how these messages work, and how they have changed through the years.

Information on the Internet: Sources & Messages

5. Information on the Internet: Sources & Messages

The Internet contains a seemingly endless supply of information, but how much of it can you trust? In this lesson, we'll talk about Internet sources and see how you can begin to identify their credentials.

Subliminal Messages: Definition, Examples & Validity

6. Subliminal Messages: Definition, Examples & Validity

The use of subliminal messages - especially in advertising - has been controversial for decades. In this lesson, we define subliminal messages and discuss their validity using several examples of research conducted on the topic.

What Is Visual Communication? - Definition, History, Theory & Examples

7. What Is Visual Communication? - Definition, History, Theory & Examples

Visual communication is one of the most important ways that people communicate and share information. Through this lesson, we will define visual communication, explore its history, and gain insight into why it's important.

Factors that Affect Interpretation of Visual Images

8. Factors that Affect Interpretation of Visual Images

This lesson explores how pictures, paintings, and photographs communicate meaning. We will discover the principles of visual literacy and look at how we use our personal experience and knowledge when looking at visual images.

Advertising Appeals: Types & Examples

9. Advertising Appeals: Types & Examples

In this lesson, we'll explore advertising appeals that are used to structure advertising. We'll look at how advertisements work and examine and analyze the advertising elements that attract our attention.

What is Public Opinion?

10. What is Public Opinion?

Public opinion is an expression of the general population's thoughts on a particular political issue. This lesson discusses the concept of public opinion and explores influences on public opinion.

The Relationship Between Political Culture and Public Opinion

11. The Relationship Between Political Culture and Public Opinion

Politicians are always trying to take the pulse of public opinion, either to follow it or to try to change it. In this lesson, you'll learn about public opinion and its relation to political culture. A short quiz follows.

How Perception Influences the Communication Process

12. How Perception Influences the Communication Process

Perception's effect on the communication process is all about how the same message can be interpreted differently by different people. Distortions, such as stereotypes, projections and halo effects, all affect worker relationships and productivity.

Gender Stereotypes in the Media

13. Gender Stereotypes in the Media

Gender stereotypes, like those portrayed in the media, have a powerful influence on how we express ourselves and understand others. Through this lesson, you will learn how to define these stereotypes and explore some examples of how they shape our social lives.

Media Bias & Criticism: Definition, Types & Examples

14. Media Bias & Criticism: Definition, Types & Examples

Media bias occurs when a media outlet reports a news story in a partial or prejudiced manner. There are many different types of media bias. This lesson takes a look at the most common types of media bias.

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