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By Any Media Necessary
Using a wealth of authentic evidence from contemporary culture and social media, By Any Media Necessary: Mapping Youth and Participatory Politics examines how newly available channels foster civic imagination and political change. Together, the book companion*, curricular activities, resource toolkit, links to research, artifacts, and media library–that includes original media produced by activist groups–comprise a total online experience exploring new forms of political activities and identities that have emerged from the practices of participatory culture and are impacting how American youth think of their civic identities.
By Any Media Necessary: Mapping Youth and Participatory Politics
A resource for the teaching of civic engagement and media literacy; users can find: individuals, groups, and organizations engaged in participatory politics; provocations and discussion questions; curated activities; a digital media toolkit, a media library, and a glossary and links to related projects and curricula.
Journeys in Film
Lesson plans and discussion guides for age-appropriate documentaries and foreign films. The middle school program - Global Education Series - helps mitigate attitudes of cultural bias and develop a deeper understanding of global issues. The high school program - Documentary Series - was developed for high school and college students and builds social awareness through examining complex issues and the biases of the filmmaker and viewer.
Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard to allow learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. Subjects covered include math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. Parents and teachers can use the coach dashboard to get a summary of class performance as a whole as well as detailed student profiles.
Books in the WSA Library
Don't Eat This Book by
Call Number: 614.59 Spu
Publication Date: 2006-05-02
Presents a comprehensive study on the effects of fast food on American health, and examines school lunch programs, marketing strategies by fast food restaurants, the decline in physical education, and the rise in obesity, hypertension, and diabetes, especially in children.
The Filmmaker's Handbook by
Call Number: 778.53 Asc
Publication Date: 2007-09-04
Presents a comprehensive guide for all areas of film and video production with professional advice in the areas of high definition, creating documentaries and experimental films, and financing and distributing the final project.
The Influencing Machine by
Call Number: GN 302.23 Gla
Publication Date: 2011-05-23
Brooke Gladstone, an American journalist and media analyst for NPR's "On the Media," explores the history of the media in cartoon illustrations, covering from tabloids in ancient Rome to contemporary journalism in the twenty-first century, and examining the influence of consumers on the shape of the media.
Killed Cartoons by
Call Number: 070.44 Kil
Publication Date: 2007-03-17
A collection of nearly one hundred editorial cartoons that were banned from publication, with cartoons featuring pedophile priests, the death penalty, President Bush, celebrities, and more.