Media Studies (Educational Perspectives, Fall 2005)

Language Arts

Revised March 2006

Oral Communication
Standard 6
CONVENTIONS AND SKILLS: Apply knowledge of verbal and nonverbal language to communicate effectively in various situations: interpersonal, group, and public: for a variety of purposes

Media Comprehension and Interpretation

Grade 4 Benchmark

Identify techniques used to convey messages in visual media

Grade 5 Benchmark

Describe how advertising techniques are used in various media

Grade 6 Benchmark

Describe a variety of messages conveyed by visual media

Grade 7 Benchmark

Evaluate informational media using a variety of criteria (e.g., publication date, relevance, accessibility)

Grade 8 Benchmark

Describe how techniques used in visual media influence audiences

Grade 9 Benchmark

Describe how images and sound convey messages in visual media
Grade 10 Benchmark
Describe the effects of style and language choice in visual media

Grade 11 Benchmark
Evaluate the effectiveness and consequences of a wide variety of techniques and impacts of visual media

Grade 12 Benchmark
Describe how the media affect audiences with different backgrounds

Social Studies
Historical Understanding

Standard 2: Historical Understanding: INQUIRY, EMPATHY AND PERSPECTIVE- Use the tools and methods of inquiry, perspective, and empathy to explain historical events with multiple interpretations and judge the past on its own terms

Grade 10
Determine the relevance of sources and assess their credibility

Ed Technology

Technology as A Tool For Research

Grades 4-5

Develop media literacy by identifying the source of information and the point of view presented for analysis of any bias (eg distinguishes whether material retrieved over the Internet is fact or opinion and whether the source is primary or secondary)

Grade 6-8

Research and evaluate the accuracy, relevance, appropriateness, comprehensiveness and bias of electronic information sources concerning real world problems.


Content Standard
4. Students analyze the influences of media, culture, technology and other factors to enhance health.

2. Students access valid health information and health-promoting products and services

Grade 6-8

Compare health messages from different information sources

Examine various influence on our decisions in selecting health information

Grade 9-12

Evaluate the validity of different sources of health information

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