See also Media Literacy Education in Missouri’s Secondary Schools

Language Arts

Gather, Analyze & Apply
Info & Ideas

Communication Arts K-4

Read, view, listen and respond to culturally diverse literature and video

Communication Arts 5-8
recognize different viewpoints, biases and propaganda; distinguish between fact and fiction; determine relevance of information to purpose and audience

Communication Arts 9-12

Make connections to previously read or viewed material or to real situations

Recognize & Solve Problems
Communication Arts 5-8

Analyze and evaluate print and non-print advertising


Social Studies

Interpret information from sources
(K-4 such as stories, videotapes, books and direct instruction;

5-12 such as documents, newspapers, videotapes, CD roms, laserdiscs, online services and direct observations)

Grades k-4

Evaluate the accuracy of information and the reliability of its sources


C. Consumer Health
K-4 a. interpret how the media can influence a consumer’s decisions regarding health practices and products

5-8 a. use critical thinking skills to analyze marketing and advertising techniques

9-12 a. analyze the factors that influence dietary choices including lifestyle, ethnicity, family, media and advertising

A. evaluate the idealized body image and elite performance levels portrayed by the media and determine the influence of a young adult’s self concept, goal setting and health decisions

A. analyze health claims made by the media to determine their impact on personal and family health

Risk Assessment & Reduction K-4

Evaluate how the media and other factors may influence one’s perspective

Copyright 2000 Frank W. Baker


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