Media’s Influence

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Throughout the unit on Media the Grade 5-6 students have demonstrated their growing understanding of its advantages and disadvantages, and are now capable of navigating it safely due to their developing media literacy.

To conclude the unit, they explored the influence of social media, fake news and propaganda. They viewed, critically analyzed and discussed various informative videos on the topics, including the documentary below by ONF, and their influence on individuals and society. They also participated in several activities on being able to identify fake news and propaganda, and their attention grabbing techniques. For instance, they dissected Canadian world war propaganda posters, created their own propaganda posters for the school, and identified the elements of fake news (i.e. clickbait strategies) via online games.

Source:: GRADE 3 & 4 Blog

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