SERIES: Why Does Media Literacy Matter

1, Free Press and Censorship

WRITTEN BY:Susan Brophy Down

SERIES TITLE:Why Does Media Literacy Matter?

St. Catharines, ON: Crabtree Publishing, 2018

48 pages, full-colour, 7 1/4″ x 9 1/4″

IL: Ages 10-14 RL: Grade 6

In a democracy, citizens rely on a free press not controlled by the government or a particular group. A free country and a free press go hand in hand. This engaging title takes a probing look at what press freedom and censorship mean, where citizens find information, who owns and controls the press in a “free world” and what makes good, reliable journalism.

THEMATIC LINKS: Media LiteracyCritical ThinkingJournalismCensorshipFree Press

FILED UNDER: FALL2018History, Geography & Culture

2, Power and Persuasion in Media and Advertising

WRITTEN BY:Susan Brophy Down

SERIES TITLE:Why Does Media Literacy Matter?

St. Catharines, ON: Crabtree Publishing, 2018

48 pages, full-colour, 7 1/4″ x 9 1/4″

IL: Ages 10-14 RL: Grade 6

How susceptible are you to tactics of subtle encouragement and outright manipulation used by media and advertising? This title offers an eye-opening introduction to how marketing and advertising work to convince consumers to buy products or believe in certain ideas. Readers will learn about persuasion, credible marketing and how their tastes and opinions are targeted and shaped from an early age.

THEMATIC LINKS: Media LiteracyCritical ThinkingAdvertisingMarketingPersuasion

FILED UNDER: FALL2018History, Geography & Culture