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Exploring Media Literacy for Secondary Students (Ages 12-14)

Exploring Media Literacy for Secondary Students (Ages 12-14)

Our media literacy playlist aims to enhance high school students' skills in decoding advertisements, analyzing social media visuals, and consuming news.

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Films in This Playlist Include
Live TV
The Great List of Everything - The Phone
The Great List of Everything - The Camera
Staying Real - Teens Confront Sexual Stereotypes

  • Live TV
    1996|21 min

    This short live-action comedy satirizing TV's violent ways tells the story of 4 children who go searching for their school’s 2 missing turtles. In this task, the children are assisted by a television set that morphs to life as a goofy action superhero. As the search progresses, the children discover that TV solutions and real-life solutions don't always mix. When the kids take charge and use their own wits, the turtle mystery is solved in a jiffy.

  • The Phone

    Iris has finally acquired a cell phone—her first. Cathon would love to help her learn how to use it, but Iris insists on figuring it out all by herself. How did people communicate before the telephone was invented, anyway?

  • The Camera

    Cathon has borrowed her aunt’s camera and wants to take some nice pictures of Iris. But she discovers that her best friend isn’t particularly photogenic. The two pals explore how people preserved memories in the past.

  • Staying Real - Teens Confront Sexual Stereotypes
    campus 2010 | 24 min

    A documentary geared to 11 to 13-year-olds in which preteens and teens discuss the adverse effects of the sexual stereotypes they're bombarded with. They talk about how hard it is to develop their own personality and make friends when they don’t conform to media and advertising images. Produced in collaboration with the Montreal Women’s Y as a follow-up to Sexy Inc.: Our Children Under Influence, and directed by award-winning filmmaker Sophie Bissonnette, this film is a great way to kick off a lively discussion.