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Tis the Season for Messages: Bringing the Media and Critical Thinking Skills to Any Classroom

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05/10/2012

Google, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Wikipedia – not to mention, television, radio, magazines, smart phones and the rest of the Internet. Using an array of samples, you can bring a slice of the world into your classroom and challenge students to step back, look, and listen critically. With an election year and ongoing inundation by messages in all forms, "reading" critically is an essential skill because the young are the prime target audience for today's message-makers.

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