Download Media Literacy Safe & Healthy Choices Curriculum Fast Facts showing details about the curriculum. We also have a product sheet from PCG that has information regarding the course. Click Here
As educators, you most likely witness first-hand the impact of media on your students. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, media exposure may contribute significantly to obesity, poor nutrition, cigarette & alcohol use, violent, aggressive and anti-social behavior, risky sexual attitudes and behavior, poor self-image and low self-esteem, nightmares, disrupted sleep, anxiety and lowered academic achievement. [Pediatrics, December 2006]. Media Power Youth has answered your plea for help by providing this evidence based curriculum and training for educators. The program has been evaluated by the Center on Media and Child Health, Children’s Hospital Boston/Harvard Medical School and proven effective. Click here to learn more about Media Power Youth’s proven results.
Media Literacy for Safe & Healthy Choices -Upper Elementary uses the topic, Effects of Media on Violence to demonstrate the impact media has on our developing youth. The program includes 8 hours of online professional development training for educators with an evidence based, 12 lesson curriculum; divided into three units: media and violence/ bullying, media and tobacco/alcohol, media and food choices. Units can be taught independently by guidance, health, library/media, and classroom teachers, as well as multidisciplinary teams.
This training and curriculum:
- Builds teachers’ and students’ media literacy skills for violence prevention, bullying, substance use, and healthy food choices
- Improves children’s understanding of media and empowers them to make healthy choices when using media
- Offers comprehensive teacher’s guide including all lesson plans and materials needed for successful classroom implementation
- Supports easy integration across subject areas, including language arts, social studies, math, science, and more
- Encourages teachers to connect and collaborate with peers across Media Power Youth’s online community on Pepper
- Meets national and state learning standards and qualifies for multiple federal, state, and local funding sources
Media Literacy for Safe and Healthy Choices has demonstrated evidence of helping children significantly increase understanding that media and advertising:
- Have a strong effect on what people think and do.
- Make violence seem less harmful than in real life.
- Make smoking & drinking alcohol seem less harmful.
- Influences amount/types of snacks kids eat drink.
- Make snacks seem more attractive & healthier than they really are.