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The UnBranded Project- Media Literacy (Flex, Ages 14-18)

In this 5-week flex class, teens will develop media literacy by learning to identify, question, understand, and navigate the advertisements, commercials, and propaganda in their lives.
Amanda Brentlinger Thomas
455 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 2 learners
No live meetings
Over 5 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per week

How does aFlexible Schedulecourse 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

Available Times

Pacific Time

Mon Aug 22

Aug 22 - Sep 26 (5 weeks)
Flexible Time

Mon Oct 3

Oct 3 - Nov 7 (5 weeks)
Flexible Time

Mon Nov 14

Nov 14 - Dec 19 (5 weeks)
Flexible Time
Don't see a time that works for you?


Class Experience

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.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
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
Lives in the United States
Health and Nutrition Educator
455 total reviews
412 completed classes

About Me

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... 
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