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Using Media Skills to Educate Others, Part 1

Students are working in pairs to plan, research and create informative flyers and brochures.  These media projects will fulfill curriculum requirements in media literacy, and also assist the Alliston & District Humane Society in creating a new educational program for young people. The ADHS intends to desktop publish the best of what our class produces and use these materials as the basis for bi-weekly classes, to be held during animal shelter open house events.

A curriculum Learning Goal for this project is posted in our classroom:

Students started the project by examining commercially-produced brochures:

The class identified effective/ineffective design features in the commercially-produced brochures:

Students were then given a sheet of Learning Goals and Success Criteria for the brochure/flyer project. This sheet included a range of topic choices provided by the Alliston & District Humane Society. Click on the image to enlarge it:

After choosing a partner and topic, the next job was to choose an appropriate format (flyer, four-panel or six-panel brochure), break the topic into sub-topics and make a list of information that needed to be researched:

Then, students started to research their topics, using the school's computers:

In Part 2 of this BLOG post, we will show you some of the students' finished brochures/flyers.

Thank you for visiting our class BLOG.  If you have any questions or comments, feel free to e-mail me (Margaret Black):  mblack@mail1.scdsb.on.caor to add a comment to this page.

5 thoughts on “Using Media Skills to Educate Others, Part 1

  1. Emily Day

    Just wanted to express to you our deepest gratitude! Your class should be a model for us all.

    Thank you,
    Emily Day
    Secretary, Board of Directors

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