Project Look Sharp will host a free webinar, “Media Construction of Presidential Campaigns,” from 7–8 p.m. EST Nov. 3.
Sox Sperry, Project Look Sharp’s primary curriculum writer, will lead participants on a participatory exploration of high school lessons covering media representations of U.S. presidential elections from 1800–2008. The media and lessons will be drawn from the popular Presidential Campaigns curriculum kit, which is available free online at projectlooksharp.org.
The webinar will offer high school educators and teachers-in-training pedagogical techniques and free curriculum materials to support a deeper understanding of how to use a wide variety of media forms across the historical spectrum — media from 19th century portraits, songs and handbills, to 21st century websites, Twitter and email — to study historical context and to question their credibility. The presenter will also focus on the Key Concepts for Media Analysis. Participants will leave with handouts and other tools to integrate media literacy into their curriculum design.
For more information and to register for the webinar go to:
You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us by phone at 607-274-3471. This webinar will be archived on the Project Look Sharp webinar site for those who cannot participate during the live event.
Project Look Sharp is Ithaca College’s Media Literacy Initiative. Project Look Sharp supports the integration of critical thinking through media literacy in school curriculum and teaching. They do this through developing and providing lesson plans, media materials, training, and support for educators at all education levels. The purpose of media literacy education is to help individuals of all ages develop the habits of inquiry and skills of expression they need to be critical thinkers, effective communicators, and active citizens in today’s world.
From day one, Ithaca College prepares students for personal and professional success through hands-on experience with internships, research and study abroad. Its integrative curriculum builds bridges across disciplines and uniquely blends liberal arts and professional study. Located in New York’s Finger Lakes region, the College is home to 6,100 undergraduate and 400 graduate students and offers over 100 degree programs in its schools of Business, Communications, Humanities and Sciences, Health Science and Human Performance, and Music.
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