Educator Resources for Media Literacy

Television, print media, the Internet… all are filled with advertising, opinions, and other hidden persuasions. In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby teach you how to be a more astute consumer of mass media. You'll learn how to recognize when someone is trying to convince you to buy something or believe something. You’ll find out why advertisers use celebrities and models so frequently, and even manipulate images to make them look even more attractive than in real life. You’ll explore why no news source is truly free from bias and how to separate fact from opinion. And you’ll discover strategies for decoding everything from TV shows to newspapers to your favorite websites.

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