Narrative Sequencing

We as human beings have a strong inclination to see and explain the world with stories.  

In preparations for this introductory class, select a series (about 15-25) of images from magazines...

Transfers

This unit allows students to combine images and text from a variety of sources creating surprising juxtapositions and invent meaning.  There are two methods I have found useful in a classroom setting....

Paper Dolls

Exploring representations of girls and women in advertising is something I consider essential, and not just for girls.  This unit can be easily be adapted for boys, using representations of boys and...

Picture Links

This unit explores the inborn human capacity to create meaning when two images are seen together which is at the heart of understanding how film editing works.   We are bombarded with images all the...

Random Poems

Many aspects of language can be explored through this activity.  Ask students to identify the variety of verbal communication they engage in with family and friends, including, texting, emails, Twitter,...

With the art making experience as the starting point for  developing media literacy skills,  the following activities encourage students to  explore meaning and concepts that derive from the media and students’ own artwork.  Then, we move on to applying newly acquired language and awareness, historical examples, references, etc.  

Media Literacy

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