The new school year is beginning! (Or has begun a little while ago for some and will begin in a bit more time for others…) So here is a new round of resources, concentrating on lesson plans, curriculum development materials, and perspectives concerning a variety of levels in media literacy education. From the Harrington School of Communication and Media at the University of Rhode Island, here is a comprehensive page of links to valuable resources. And you may also want to consult the site for Project Look Sharp, which provides curriculum kits and lesson plans that tend to focus on media literacy for younger grades.
In addition, educators looking for further resources dealing with the type of analytical skills detailed in my previous post about a recent work by artist and storyteller Asaf Hanuka should consult Close Reading of Media Texts by Frank Baker, which provides examples – mostly targeted to middle school contexts – related to advertising, photography, movies, and more. There is also a link to an excellent article by William Kist, New Literacies and the Common Core.