This unique resource is designed to make media literacy concepts accessible to grade 8 students.

Pearson Media Literacy 8 is based on five key concepts:

  1. Construction
  2. Values
  3. Audience
  4. Purpose
  5. Technique

Using these concepts as a launching pad, this easy-to-use resource provides engaging opportunities for students to learn, practise, and apply media literacy skills and strategies.

This comprehensive DVD includes:

Introductory Video
This video engages students and provides an overview of key concepts in Media Literacy. It can be used in the classroom in a variety of ways to demonstrate key concepts and help students connect learning to their own experiences.

Media Texts
These video, audio, and interactive media examples demonstrate key concepts in media awareness and critical literacy, and give students a variety of real-world examples to explore and analyse.

Teaching Notes
The teaching notes clearly explain each key concept and provide a variety of discussion questions to help students critically examine media texts. These notes also connect key concepts to the media texts, giving students a chance to apply their critical skills to real-world media selections. 

Keep It Current
Links on the Pearson Media Literacy 8 website provide additional examples and activities that students can use to expand their skills.