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Why YOU should sign up for Media Literacy Media Literacy is the ability to access, analyze, evaluate and create media in a variety of forms.

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1 Why YOU should sign up for Media Literacy Media Literacy is the ability to access, analyze, evaluate and create media in a variety of forms.

2 Types of media…  Television  Videogames  Music  Radio  Newspapers  Magazines  Billboards  Internet  Clothing  Television  Videogames  Music  Radio  Newspapers  Magazines  Billboards  Internet  Clothing

3 Why study Media Literacy?  MEDIA are EVERYWHERE!  A child sees approximately 40,000 advertisements a day  One in every 9 people on earth is on Facebook  YouTube has 490 million unique users who visit every month (as of February 2011)  MEDIA are EVERYWHERE!  A child sees approximately 40,000 advertisements a day  One in every 9 people on earth is on Facebook  YouTube has 490 million unique users who visit every month (as of February 2011)

4 Why study Media Literacy?  Media shape our perceptions, beliefs, and attitudes  Visual communication and information is becoming more important  If we are media literate, we are understand the forces that influence our daily decisions  Media shape our perceptions, beliefs, and attitudes  Visual communication and information is becoming more important  If we are media literate, we are understand the forces that influence our daily decisions

5 Media Literacy at Freedom HS  No prerequisite  5 Unit Semester Course for grades  Communications Academy Capstone class  Passing Media Literacy fulfills one of the final requirements you need to be considered a graduate of the Communications Academy  No prerequisite  5 Unit Semester Course for grades  Communications Academy Capstone class  Passing Media Literacy fulfills one of the final requirements you need to be considered a graduate of the Communications Academy

6 To Enroll…  Sign up with Ms. Wilson in room E208 and be sure to check the box for Media Literacy when you pick your elective classes in February  If you want to be a member of the Communications Academy, see Ms. Wilson (room E208) or Mrs. Butler for an application  Sign up with Ms. Wilson in room E208 and be sure to check the box for Media Literacy when you pick your elective classes in February  If you want to be a member of the Communications Academy, see Ms. Wilson (room E208) or Mrs. Butler for an application


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