Media Literacy Lessons
This lesson details the 5 Media Literacy Questions we need to ask every time we consume information to ensure we learn the most from it. Who created this message? Which techniques are used to attract my attention? How might different people interpret this message? Which lifestyles, values, and points of view are represented — or missing? Why is this message being sent? Updated Dec. 2023
Updated March 1, 2023 – A Lesson on the Watzlawick, Bavelas, and Jackson book – The Pragmatics of Human Communication. Adds new thinking about Information and Cognitive Science to this seminal and highly influential work.
A lesson on Johann Gutenberg describing his innovations and some of the impact those innovations have had on the world, including the Reformation and the Age of Enlightenment. Updated Oct. 2023
This Constitutive Approach to Interpersonal Communication Studies suggests Communication can be measured by the stability of the network built.
Politeness theory describes how communication is enhanced and goals more likely achieved when ‘Civility” is a key element in communication.
Who is Charlie Munger? Wit and Wisdom From The World’s Most Irreverent Billionaire Charlie Munger is one of the great minds of the 20th century. Below is an attempt to capture that wisdom in one shareable place. “Spend each day trying to be a little wiser than you...
Updated March 1, 2023 This Lesson is focused on finding the best ways to promote and support media literacy in the community. Our focus is on helping everyone, young and old, to develop critical thinking and media production skills needed to live fully in the 21st...
Several of these have names in Latin, but I mostly ignored that and used English. If anyone is bothered by my using "he" everywhere, note that "he" is the person arguing fallaciously. Ad Hominem (Argument To The Man) Affirming The Consequent Amazing Familiarity...
Develop the Skills to Understand Bias
This Lesson describes the basic Functions of Communication: Getting what you want, getting someone else to do something, entertainment, and learning. (Updated Oct 2022)