Looking for ways to examine media literacy concepts with your students? Mrs. Murat, high school teacher, PBS Digital Innovator All-Star, 2020 New York State Teacher of the Year, and media literacy expert has shared these activity-based mini-lessons! These are adapted from content found on PBS LearningMedia and Common Sense Media. Editable
Additional media literacy resources:
Media Making & Media Literacy for all Educators (PBS LearningMedia)
NAMLE (National Association for Media Literacy Education)
News and Media Literacy Collection (PBS LearningMedia)
“Let me tell you what I wish I’d known
When I was young and dreamed of glory
You have no control:
Who tells your story?”
–”Who lives, who dies, who tells your story?”, Hamilton
Every student has a voice and a story. Is it true that they have no control over how their stories are told, or can we provide resources to help them direct their own narratives? In this three part series educators will have the opportunity to explore tools, devices, and unique practices which encourage students to not only critically consider how history is defined, but also how to ensure their own stories are accurately documented and their point of view is conveyed. Cultivating Inclusive Spaces for Empathy Inquiry
April 10, 2019 | 7:00 P.M.
Brene Brown says, “Empathy is simply listening, holding space, withholding judgment, emotionally connecting, and communicating that incredibly healing message of you’re not alone.” And while the concept is clearly conveyed, teaching empathy, as it applies to understanding history especially, is not quite as clear cut or simple. Teachers, we hope you’ll join us for the first of our three part series specifically for Social Studies educators, “Who Tells Your Story.” Through this exciting ‘live learning’ event, we’ll discuss how to cultivate inclusive spaces within your classroom so students can build a foundation for learning and inquiry that allows them to empathize with, and better understand, different perspectives.