Ms. Morcom’s Media Literacy Lesson Plan
“SMAC UP” the MediaDate: TBAAge/Grade Level/Class Make-Up: 15-16 years old/10th Grade (Honors)/ Gender ratio is2 females to 1 male with approximately 60% Caucasian, 25% African American, 15%Latino and Asian.Unit: Social Issues and ActionObjective/ Learning Goal: Students will be able to…1)Understand what the acronym “SMAC UP” stands for.2)Demonstrate their understanding by critically examining various media imagesand videos.3)Collaborate to brainstorm ways in which to edit and/or use these media imagesand videos for social change.
Connect this newly acquired strategy to the novel,
The Adventures of HuckleberryFinn
.Skills Taught: MI Standards: CE 2.2.3, CE 3.4.1, CE 3.4.2, CE 3.4.4Context: Students are in the second week of the unit (day 7).Materials: Journals, overhead, projector, laptop with the images and videos, computerstations in class, handouts, and worksheets.Activities:
First students will write in their journals for
, reflecting on thisprompt: “What types of situations/ideas/people does Huck question or examineso far?”
Then, I will give students the “SMAC UP” handout and explain what theacronym means. As a class, we will “SMAC UP” an image.
: What is the first thing we do?
: How does this help us?(
: What is left out of the ad?
: Who is left out of the ad?
What kind of message is that telling us?