Title

A deeper sense of literacy: Curriculum-driven approaches to media literacy in the K-12 classroom

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-1-2004

Abstract

Media literacy can be used effectively as a pedagogical approach for teaching core content across the K-12 curriculum, thus meeting the needs of both teachers and students by promoting critical thinking, communication, and technology skills. This article focuses on the work of Project Look Sharp at Ithaca College, a media literacy initiative working primarily with school districts in upstate New York. Basic principles and best practices for using a curriculum-driven approach are described, with specific examples from social studies, English/language arts, math, science, health, and art, along with methods of assessment used to address effectiveness in the classroom.

Publication Name

American Behavioral Scientist

Volume Number

48

First Page

60

Last Page

68

Issue Number

1

DOI

10.1177/0002764204267251

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