Date of Award

12-2015

Document Type

Curriculum Project

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)

Department

Education

First Advisor

Mike Crabtree

Abstract

Today's students are more "plugged in" than students have ever been before. Television, radio, the internet and even public libraries provide access to more content than any well-meaning parent can effectively screen. Despite the best efforts of parents and schools, students are virtually certain to encounter media content that has not been intentionally screened and approved by adults who have the students' best interests in mind. Children are especially vulnerable to propaganda because they are still developing the capacity for critical judgement. Students need to be equipped with strategies to critically evaluate messages they see and hear. They need to be taught to become independent thinkers and critical consumers of media.

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