This package focuses on the implicit and explicit messages embedded in media, and then introduces students to the idea that implicit media messages contribute to the creation of social norms in our construction of masculine, feminine, and racial identities. Use either Introductory package the first year you teach media and then the other package the second year as a review and introduction.
Package includes 3 parts: 1) Lesson 1: Media Contain Explicit Messages, 2) Lesson 2: Media Contain Implicit Messages, 3) Lesson 3: Media Create Social Norms, and 4_ Lesson 4: All Media Create Social Norms, Not Just Advertising. Students are provided with examples of images with an accessible analysis that describes the explicit and implicit messages as well as the social norms embedded in the image. In each lesson, students then have the opportunity to practice analyzing another image.
See also my "Recreational Media Tracking Assignment," "Media Free Challenge," and "Media Studies: Women in the Media" Packages. I always use these three assignments together. I have also posted packages based on numerous videos from the Media Education Foundation, including the Killing us Softly series, Tough Guise, and many more.
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