A democratic civilization will save itself only if it makes the language of the image into a stimulus for critical reflection, not an invitation to hypnosis.
Umberto Eco

Center for Media Literacy
Learn to use critical thinking skills in accessing, analyzing, evaluating, and creating media.

This is a wonderful site for art teachers who want to make investigating the ways in which media shape our perceptions an integral part of the art curriculum.

The site contains a compilation of classic media literacy articles. These will be of use to the teacher structuring a curriculum and planning projects. Many of the articles are also suitable for use as classroom readings. A number of articles focus on particular themes such as violence, values, dads, beauty, and family.

Don’t miss “Skills and Strategies for Media Education” by Elizabeth Thompson
and “Video Basics and Production Projects” by Andrew Garrison.