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7th Grade - Message & Media


Identify visual and sound techniques and design elements (e.g., special effects, camera angles, lighting, and music in television or film or layout, pictures, and typeface in newspapers, magazines, and print advertisements) in various media, and explain how they carry or influence messages. 0701.7.3

Links verified on 6/4/2014

  1. All about Special Effects - interviews with directors and the making of King Kong effects
  2. Critical Media Literacy: Commercial Advertising - Studying the influence of mass media on our lives A lesson plan can be found at this site
  3. Get Media Smart - encourages users to think critically about media and become smart consumers. Activities on the site are designed to provide users with some of the skills and knowledge needed to question, analyze, interpret and evaluate media messages This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  4. Special effects with a camera - video clips [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.] A video is available through this link
  5. The Internet's Impact on Political Participation - lesson plan - Discuss what aspects of the Internet and its culture affect individual participation in the political process at the local, state, and national level A lesson plan can be found at this site
  6. Understanding Persuasion - article with key points on how to sway and influence people

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