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Media Analysis: Day 1, The Basics

Do Now What are your top 3 sources for news? How do you decide where to look? Agenda
Review Do Now Intro to Media Analysis
Terms Worksheet

Analyzing Images

Announcements
HW: Bring one news photograph to school tomorrow (print, email, or save to phone)

What are we talking about when we say media?


IMAGES: Photographs, paintings, billboards, cartoons, infographics PRINT: Newspapers, magazines, some blogs, some Twitter feeds VIDEOS: Found on the internet and on TV
News shows, commercials, music videos, movies

AUDIO: news radio, talk radio, popular music

Todays Essential Question (EQ):


How do you know what youre looking at, when youre looking at a piece of media?

In Madrid, Spain, neighbors gathered outside the home of a woman whose eviction was suspended after she protested for two days by camping outside the Madrid

Important Terms for Understanding Media: #1


big idea: the meaning inside and surrounding the media genre: the category the media fits into, based on form, style, or subject matter context: the circumstances that form the setting for an event, statement, or idea perspective: a point of view

Important Terms for Understanding Media: #2


author: the person/group who created the media credibility: whether or not the author is trustworthy, believable audience: the person/group who the author intends to view the media viewer: you analysis: a detailed look at the media, with the goal of interpreting it

Media Analysis Worksheet


1: OBS ERVE Identifyandnotedetails. Title,date,genre of themedia: Ex: After the Louisvilleflood, (1967), photograph Ex: peoplewaitingin line, mural on wall, Worlds highest standard of living,ahat on every person 2:REFLECT Generateand test hypotheses. 3: QUES TION Ask questions.

(Draw a lineacrossthe columnsto separate notesfor different piecesof media.)

After the Louisville Flood, taken in Louisville, Kentucky, by Margaret

EXIT TICKET
Where are you going to look for a news photo to bring in tomorrow?
If you answer is: I dont know, talk to Ms. Stevenson before leaving class!

Media Analysis: Day 2, Still Images


Do Now Take out the photo you brought from home. Use the media analysis worksheet to analyze this photo.

Agenda
Debrief Do Now Student Examples Continue Analyzing Images

Announcements
HW: Bring a piece of news. Any medium is OK.

Todays Essential Question (EQ):


TKTKTKT

The Problem We All Live With (1964) by Norman Rockwell

Elizabeth Eckford walks to her first day of class at Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, followed by Hazel Bryan Massery, among a mob of about 400 people (1957)

Elizabeth Eckford walks to her first day of class at Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, followed by Hazel Bryan Massery, among a

Protesters face off against security forces, Cairo, December 16, 2011, by Mosa'ab Elshamy

Flower Power. A young man places carnations in the barrels of soldiers guns at the Pentagon on October 21, 1967, by Bernie Boston

Destroy this memory, taken in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina (2006),

Exit Ticket
Where are you going to find a piece of news to bring in tomorrow?
If you answer is: I dont know, talk to Ms. Stevenson before leaving class!

Media Analysis: Day 3, Newspapers & Magazines


Do Now Why is context important when we analyze media? What is perspective?

Agenda
Debrief Do Now Student Examples Analyzing Newspapers + Magazines
Announcements HW: Watch 1 video tonight. Can be on TV or internet. Be prepared to write about it in class tomorrow.

Todays Essential Question (EQ):


TKTKTKT

Whats in the News?


What types of information do you see on the front page of a newspaper, the cover of a magazine, or the top of an internet news site?
Make a list:

How can you tell what the editors think is most important?

Is the Press free?


Freedom of the press is the idea that journalists and editors can investigate, write, and publish stories without the interference of the government. Do you think the press is free in the USA? This map shows the level of press freedom in different countries in the world

Comparing Front Pages


NEWSEUM is a museum in Washington, D.C. that archives the front pages of newspapers from around the world every day

Gallery Walk: Front Pages from Around the World

Exit Ticket
How do you decide whether or not to trust a news source? What clues do you look for? Is it harder/easier to determine the credibility of sources on the internet?

Media Analysis: Day 4, Videos


Do Now What video did you watch last night? What was the topic or issue? Who was the audience (from the authors perspective)?

Agenda
Debrief Do Now Analyze Videos

Announcements
HW: None

Todays Essential Question (EQ):


TKTKTKT

What are the different genres of videos we encounter daily?

How does the source of the video affect your understanding of its credibility?

Koko the Gorilla Cries of the Loss of a Kitten (2011)


http://youtu.be/CQCOHUXmEZg

Think B4 You Speak (2011)

http://youtu.be/8D_XLCmY0D8

World War II Propaganda Film: Our Enemy, the Japanese(1940s)

http://youtu.be/dNI4LBnMuzk

The West Wing: Charlie talks about terrorism and gangs (2002)

http://youtu.be/TAADWvRw8z4

Lupe Fiasco: Bitch Bad (2012)

http://youtu.be/C3m3t_PxiUI

Exit Ticket
How does analyzing media change your understanding of what youre seeing/reading/viewing? (Write 5 lines)

Media Analysis: Day 5 Cartoons, Infographics, and Public Art


Do Now We have talked about photographs, videos, and newspaperswhere else do you encounter information every day? Is there any limit to what we call media today?

Agenda
Debrief Do Now Analyze Cartoons, Infographics, and Public Art

Announcements
Have a safe weekend!

Todays Essential Question (EQ):


TKTKTKT

Whats in an infographic?

What can we learn by viewing two infographics side-by-side?

Add to terms (in Mondays notes):


infographic: a visual presentation of information, intended to present complex information quickly and easily; usually reveals patterns

New Infographic: Who paid for the Presidential campaign? (2012)

New Infographic: The Dangers of Fracking (2011)


http://www.dangersoffracking.com/

New Infographic: Concussions in HS & College Football (2012)

http://www.globelifeinsurance.com/article Football

Public Art: Philadelphia Murals

Image shows part of the mural, History of Immigration. Mural located at

Exit Ticket
1. Youre a different kind of viewer today than you were on Monday what changed about your perspective on analyzing media? (What did you learn this week?!) 2. Your final Media Analysis Packet!

IN CASE OF EXTRA TIME/INTEREST EXTRA ARTIFACTS FOLLOW:

Students lining up to pay for cell phone storage near New York's Washington Irving High School, September 27, 2012, by Tina Fineberg (AP Images)

A partially frozen lake in Beijing attracted a swimmer. (12/14/12)

In the northern Gaza Strip, members of a Palestinian family warmed themselves in the remains of their house, which was destroyed during eight days of hostilities between Israel and Gazan militants in November. (12/14/12)

Child starving in Sudan, 1993, by Kevin Carter


TheSt. Petersburg Timesin Florida wrote, "The man adjusting his lens to take just the right frame of her suffering, might just as well be a predator, another vulture on the scene.