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Ch 18: Media Literacy

About This Chapter

Our educational resources will help you re-visit important facts about media literacy. Each lesson will go over a different point that you will need to know about this subject.

Media Literacy - Chapter Summary

When you watch the video lessons and read the texts in this chapter, you'll learn about numerous aspects of media literacy. The lessons will review types of media and how you can better understand them. The instructors will explain everything you will need to know simply and coherently, so you'll be able to understand all topics regardless of your previous level of expertise. Some of the topics you'll learn about in the lessons are:

  • Computer-mediated communication
  • The definition and importance of media literacy
  • How to teach media literacy
  • Public opinion
  • Media bias and criticism
  • How to recognize bias
  • Understanding propaganda

You can bookmark specific points in each video that you want to return to later on by using each lesson's video tabs. Once you've completed all of the lessons, make sure to test your understanding of the topics by going through the chapter's practice quizzes. You can also track your progress by using your personal Dashboard.

8 Lessons in Chapter 18: Media Literacy
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Computer-Mediated Communication: Definition, Types & Advantages

1. Computer-Mediated Communication: Definition, Types & Advantages

In less than a few decades, computer-mediated communications have revolutionized the way that people stay in touch and the way that companies conduct business. To find out more about these changes, take a look at this lesson.

What is Media Literacy? - Definition, Importance & Examples

2. 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.

Teaching Media Literacy in the Classroom

3. Teaching Media Literacy in the Classroom

Media literacy is an essential skill in the Common Core State Standards as well as in non-Common Core state skills requirements. In this lesson, we'll explore several examples and techniques for effectively teaching media literacy in your classroom.

Facts vs. Opinions: Examples, Games & Activities

4. Facts vs. Opinions: Examples, Games & Activities

Being able to discriminate between facts and opinions is an important reading skill elementary students need to understand. But how do you tell the difference between the two? Luckily, there's a straightforward way to teach fact and opinion. That's a fact. Trust me.

What is Public Opinion?

5. 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.

Media Bias & Criticism: Definition, Types & Examples

6. 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.

Recognizing Biases, Assumptions & Stereotypes in Written Works

7. Recognizing Biases, Assumptions & Stereotypes in Written Works

In this lesson, we will define and learn how to recognize biases, assumptions and stereotypes in written works. We will also practice identifying these elements with a few writing samples.

What is Propaganda? - Definition, Techniques, Types & Examples

8. What is Propaganda? - Definition, Techniques, Types & Examples

Through this lesson, you'll define propaganda and explore some examples. You'll also come to understand how propaganda is used in social and cultural arenas.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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