Grade 5.1 2017-2018
The Media Unit
Recently we have started our new unit HOW WE EXPRESS OURSELVES in which we are learning about media. We are looking at HOW MEDIA INFLUENCES THE WAY WE THINK AND ACT. So far we looked at WHAT IS MEDIA and HOW IT INFLUENCES AUDIENCES. We did a few activities to help us answer those questions and get deeper into what media is.
What we did this is week is we have chosen a partner to work with, and go to Britanica and research about medea using Cornell notes. Also we did a brainstorm about what we all think media is and shared our definition of media in group’s. Than later on we had pictures given to us that we put under Print, Broadcast, Outdoor and Digital and then once done as a class we and Ms.Anji had a debate about what goes where. We also did a skit in groups to represent the central idea.
For us the most valuable experience to the class was the debate about where in media does the CD/DVD belong to because we weren't sure if it goes under Digital or Broadcast since you have control over it and it's pretty high tech but it has the content of BroadCast. It was a good class discussion/debate. And we really enjoyed it too.
We think that this is a very interesting unit and its knowledge will help us a lot in the future.