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Media Studies - 2nd

Lesson: Introduction to Media Studies

Title: Understanding Media and Its Influence

Grade Level: Second Grade

Subject: Media Studies


In this lesson, students will be introduced to the concept of media and its influence on our daily lives. They will learn about different types of media, such as television, radio, and the internet, and understand how media can shape our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Through engaging activities and discussions, students will develop critical thinking skills and become more aware of the messages they encounter in the media.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Know the definition of media and identify different types of media.
  • Understand how media can influence our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
  • Recognize the importance of critical thinking when consuming media.
  • Can analyze and discuss media messages.


This lesson will be delivered through a combination of teacher-led discussions, multimedia presentations, and hands-on activities. Students will actively participate in group discussions, watch short video clips, and engage in creative projects to reinforce their understanding of media studies.


  • Whiteboard or blackboard
  • Markers or chalk
  • Computer or tablet with internet access
  • Projector or smartboard
  • Short video clips related to media (e.g., advertisements, news segments)
  • Art supplies (paper, crayons, scissors, glue, magazines)


Step 1: Introduction (10 minutes)

Begin the lesson by asking students if they know what media is. Write their responses on the board and explain that media refers to different ways of communication, such as television, radio, and the internet.

Step 2: Types of Media (15 minutes)

Show students examples of different types of media, such as a television, radio, and a computer. Discuss how each type of media is used and how it can influence our lives.

Step 3: Media Messages (15 minutes)

Show students short video clips of advertisements or news segments. Discuss the messages conveyed in each clip and ask students how they feel after watching them. Encourage critical thinking by asking questions like, 'What is the purpose of this advertisement?' or 'How does this news segment make you feel?'

Step 4: Creative Project (20 minutes)

Divide students into small groups and provide them with art supplies. Ask each group to create a collage or poster that represents their favorite type of media and the messages they think it conveys. Allow students to share their projects with the class and explain their choices.

Step 5: Reflection and Discussion (10 minutes)

Lead a class discussion on the importance of critical thinking when consuming media. Ask students questions like, 'Why is it important to question the messages we see in the media?' or 'How can media influence our thoughts and behaviors?'


To assess students' understanding, observe their participation during discussions and group activities. Additionally, review their creative projects to see if they accurately represent their chosen type of media and convey appropriate messages.

Compliance Standards:

This lesson aligns with the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts, specifically in the areas of reading informational texts, speaking and listening, and media literacy.

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