This short article offers practical insights and strategies for incorporating ecomedia literacy into media education, addressing the urgent need to foster environmental consciousness and media engagement in today’s interconnected world. By presenting a diverse array of educational activities and methods, it equips educators and learners with tools to navigate and critically evaluate the complex relationships between media, ecology, and society.
Media literacy and critical thinking lesson asking students to consider their own consumer decisions relating to sustainability through a process of decoding TV commercials and videos about bottled water.
Media literacy and critical thinking lesson in which students will complete and present a quantitative research project on media representation of sustainability.
Project Look Sharp offers standards-aligned lessons that empower students to decode media depictions related to the environment, sustainability, and environmental justice, covering a wide array of topics from climate change to economics. Its constructivist media decoding approach can be applied across multiple subject areas, including science, social science, history, language arts, and more, providing a versatile pedagogical resource for educators.
Media literacy and critical thinking lesson analyzing textual and diagrammatic definitions of sustainability presented by diverse corporate and civil society sources.
Media literacy and critical thinking lesson introducing the differences between qualitative and quantitative research by decoding messages about sustainability in magazine covers.
This short animated Choboni ad about the future of food production can be useful for exploring different environmental discourses, including pastoral, food, and sustainability. It can be used to generate a discussion about food, agriculture, eco-modernism, and mechanism.