The Unbranded Project- Media Literacy (Flex, Ages 10-13)
In this 5-week flex class, kids will develop media literacy by learning to identify, question, understand, and navigate the advertisements, commercials, and propaganda in their lives.
Amanda Brentlinger Thomas
456 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 5 learners
No live meetings
Over 5 weeks
learners per class
per learner - per week
How does a “Flexible Schedule” course work?
No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat
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The UnBranded Project empowers young people to recognize the depth of the media’s role in nearly all aspects of our lives and question its pervasive reach. We’ll dig into what it means to be branded and how that influences our choices and the social norms to which we adhere. We’ll dismantle some current and historical ads to determine what’s really being sold to us, how it’s being portrayed, and who “pays” for it in the end. We’ll explore the pervasiveness of digital propaganda and the...
Students will learn to recognize how marketing and propaganda impact their day-to-day choices and ideas. They'll learn to analyze the sources to gain clearer information on which to base their choices.
As a community health educator, I have been teaching families how to recognize the impact propaganda has on their lives, for nearly a decade.
Assignments will include several projects to assess the students' understanding of course material and encourage critical thinking about the personal impact of propaganda.
No live meetings, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
Some students may be sensitive to some materials used during class. Some examples use fear tactics and images of violence. Others include ads with limited clothing (i.e. bathing suits, etc.). Some (historical) ads use offensive phrases. Some will include racial and gender bias. Political examples will be used for techniques and effectiveness. All ads are relevant and used in context.
Amanda Brentlinger Thomas
Health and Nutrition Educator
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
456 total reviews
412 completed classes
I like to make change. I love to teach children about how capable they are of making change in their own lives and in the world. Whether teaching about food and healthy choices or teaching how to navigate through the propaganda thrown their...