Contemporary Media Literacy through History

Thursday, March 29, 2018 • 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Heinz History Center

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Contemporary Media Literacy through History

Date: Thursday, March 29, 2018
Time: 5 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Heinz History Center
Act 48 Hours: 3 hours
Audience: Suitable for middle school and high school educators.
Cost: $15 for History Center members and $20 for non-members to attend. Additional $3 fee applies to receive Act 48 hours.

Join Heinz History Center educators to explore the increasingly important skills of media literacy, using historic and contemporary examples relating to immigration, labor history, and national events such as World War II to delve deeply into the messages that were and continue to be communicated to us. Using primary sources from the Detre Library & Archives and local newspaper archives, teachers will closely examine media messages while learning techniques for integrating media literacy into a range of social studies lessons. Includes graphic organizers and other resources to take back to the classroom.

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