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Media Studies - 3rd

Introduction to Media Studies

Welcome to our exciting lesson on Media Studies! In this lesson, we will explore the world of media and learn about its different forms, functions, and effects. By the end of this lesson, you will have a better understanding of how media influences our lives and how to critically analyze the messages we receive.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Know the different forms of media
  • Understand the functions of media
  • Can analyze and evaluate media messages


This lesson will be a combination of class discussions, interactive activities, and multimedia presentations. We will encourage active participation and critical thinking throughout the lesson.


  • Whiteboard or blackboard
  • Markers or chalk
  • Printed images of different media forms (e.g., newspaper, television, radio, internet)
  • Access to a computer or tablet for multimedia presentations


1. Begin the lesson by asking students what they think media is and write their responses on the board.

2. Introduce the concept of media and explain that it refers to the various means of communication that reach a large audience. Discuss different forms of media such as newspapers, television, radio, and the internet.

3. Show printed images of different media forms and ask students to identify each one. Discuss the functions of each form of media, such as providing information, entertainment, and advertising.

4. Engage students in a class discussion about their favorite forms of media and why they enjoy them. Encourage them to think about how media influences their choices and opinions.

5. Introduce the concept of media messages and explain that media often conveys specific messages or ideas. Show examples of advertisements or news articles and ask students to identify the messages being portrayed.

6. Divide the class into small groups and provide each group with a different media message (e.g., a print advertisement, a TV commercial, a radio jingle). Instruct the groups to analyze and evaluate the message by discussing its purpose, target audience, and potential effects.

7. Have each group present their analysis to the class and facilitate a class discussion on the different interpretations and perspectives.


1. Media Scavenger Hunt: In pairs or small groups, students will go on a scavenger hunt around the classroom or school to find examples of different media forms. They will take pictures or make sketches of what they find and present their findings to the class.

2. Media Message Analysis: Provide students with a selection of print advertisements or news articles. In pairs, they will analyze the messages being portrayed and present their findings to the class.

3. Create a Media Collage: In small groups, students will create a collage using images from magazines or newspapers. They will discuss the messages conveyed by their collages and present them to the class.


To assess students' understanding, you can:

  • Ask open-ended questions during class discussions
  • Review students' analysis of media messages
  • Evaluate students' presentations and participation in activities

By the end of this lesson, students should be able to identify different forms of media, understand their functions, and critically analyze media messages. They will develop media literacy skills that will help them navigate the media-saturated world we live in.

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Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.7

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