GEARING UP TEENS WITH TOOLS TO CHANGE MINDS THROUGH MEDIA
The battle against misrepresentation of minority groups in mainstream media begins in the classroom. Our curriculum platform, Get Media L.I.T. is a tool for teachers and community leaders to engage youth around media literacy. Our Media Literacy Curriculum teaches middle and high school students how to access, analyze, evaluate, and create media content in a way that defeats media stereotypes.
What is media literacy?
Media literacy is the ability to access, analyze, evaluate, and create media. With the Get Media L.I.T tool students will be better equipped to understand the complex messages we receive from television, radio, Internet, newspapers, magazines, books, advertisements, video games, music, and all other forms of media.
OUR FIVE POINT CURRICULUM
Middle schools, high schools, universities, community centers, and conferences qualify for our interactive lesson plans that will teach students how to identify "fake news", avoid media manipulation, and recognize media bias starting with original content produced by Weird Enough Productions.
Why Get Media L.I.T?
How our youth see themselves, and people of their cultural groups represented in media directly effects fundamental standards for self-esteem and motivation in the classroom. The discrimination that minority groups face in media has the power to manifest real life systems of oppression. We're taking action against the harmful effects of negative media stereotypes that minority communities encounter globally. By providing educators with the tools they need to help youth understand and interpret the complex messages we receive from media and entertainment channels, we can equip students with the skills needed to succeed in a society with saturated information systems and change the way we portray one another.
Our coursework aligns with Common Core, CCRPI, ESSA, CASEL, and is proven to boost standardized test scores.