Before the Movie

What do you know about media literacy?
What do you want to know about media literacy? 


During the Movie (Pause Points)


Stop at the following times in the movie and ask questions or prompt a discussion to keep students focused and to assess their understanding before moving on:


Timecode 3:06: How might knowing who created a piece of media help us decode their bias?

Timecode 3:46: Why do media images present so many “perfected,” similar looking people? 

Timecode 4:55: What do networks hope to gain by sending you similar posts, ads and articles?


After the Movie


What is the difference between the purpose of a piece of media and its bias? Is there always a difference? 


Look at the four related movies below the movie player at the bottom of the topic page. Explain how each is connected to Media Literacy. 


BrainPOP recommends reading  the movie description that appears on the Media Literacy Topic Page to your class. Then show the movie once through without pausing.  Watch it again, this time using the discussion prompts.


*BrainPOP’s Discussion Questions and Prompts align to CCSS Speaking and Listening Standards.