Media Literacy: In-class activities & Links for parents below

Assalamu Allaykum,

The following images are meant for in-class use.

We are discussing media messages for Media Literacy and I will be using these images and sites to explain to the children the ways in which companies that sell products will try to make their products attractive so that kids will want to buy them.

We are focusing on cereal, and we will be making our own cereal boxes in class this week. This relates to the online work on cereal commercials that we did earlier this term (the related website is located on the left of the page).

At the end of this page, you will find a link for parents for an excellent documentary on children & advertising that I highly recommend parents watch (though it is as long as a regular movie so be sure you have time to watch it all at once, or watch a little bit regularly, depending on your schedule.  It is worth watching, and discussing with your child later on.)

These activities are related to the Ontario curriculum’s Media Literacy component, and is relevant throughout the elementary curriculum for higher grades as well.

Thank you for your support.

Tr. Amira




Documentary: Consuming Kids

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