Thinking Through MediaCourse Length: One SemesterGrade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12Credits: 0.5Subject: Language ArtsPrerequisites: None
Thinking Through Media is designed to assist students in developing the critical thinking and creative skills necessary for utilizing today’s media to the benefit of themselves and society. We will examine various forms of media, such as media for information, entertainment, social connection, and business/industry. We will examine, interpret, and evaluate the representations in media and discuss how this media and these representations impact our society and ourselves, as individuals. Students will watch videos, read articles, listen to the news, and more. They will analyze the messages and impressions communicated through media, as well as the social changes and movements created by them. Assessments for this course will consist of discussions, essays, blog posts, verbal responses, and small projects in the forms of a radio advertisement, video, and magazine article.