FOR SCHOOLS

Media Detective

PROMOTING CRITICAL THINKING IN MEDIA CONSUMPTION

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American teens average almost 11 hours of media consumption a day. It is crucial kids learn to think critically about the media messages surrounding them, whether on TV, online, in the movies, news, or print.

Be a Media Detective is a fun, media literacy program which teaches kids to evaluate if media messages present a healthy choice for them, and what to do when they don’t. A good detective must look at all the clues and T.H.I.N.K.!
 

T—Is it TRUE?
H—HOW does it get my attention?
I—IS it a good choice for me? I can choose!
N—What are they NOT telling me?
K—Do I KNOW who made the message and why?

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How Does "Be a Media Detective" Work?

Each morning, students watch a short video about one of the T.H.I.N.K. letters and participate in a class discussion. During lunch, students take a “Media Walk” to practice their new analyzing skills on many forms of media.

 

Becoming a Media Detective is fun! Students hunt for 36 positive media messages hidden around the school in a Media Message Hunt with a prize offered to classes who find them all! Throughout the week as students learn to evaluate media using the T.H.I.N.K questions, they earn their Media Detective Mustache which they wear proudly at school and at home.

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Choose the Right Package

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What Do I Need?

We’ve made it super easy to choose just the right materials for your school. 

1 Physical copy of the Step-by-Step Facilitator Guide

15 Physical copies of the Classroom Discussion Guide

Every program starts with these two key elements. They include every planning detail along with reproducibles for teachers, parents and students. 

 

The Discussion Guide gives teachers media examples and meaningful questions to discuss the T.H.I.N.K. question for each day. 

  • 1 Physical copy of the Step-by-Step Facilitator Guide

  • 15 Physical copies of the Discussion Guide

  • 500 Media Detective Bookmarks

  • 500 Adhesive mustaches

  • 1 Set Media Message Hunt Cards

  • 4 Posters (3 T.H.I.N.K., 1 Tic Tac Toe)

  • 500 “My Power Plan” “color-me” personal media plan

The Basic Package provides materials for 500 students.

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The essentials plus a few extras for lunchtime activities and fun at home.

Best Deal and simplest solution—Everything you need for a fun-filled week all in one box!

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  • 1 Physical copy of the Step-by-Step Facilitator Guide

  • 15 Physical copies of the Discussion Guide

  • 500 Media Detective Bookmarks

  • 500 Adhesive mustaches

  • 1 Set Media Message Hunt Cards

  • 15 Adhesive Poster Makers 

  • 8 Posters (5 T.H.I.N.K., 3 Tic Tac Toe)

  • 1 Word of the Day Poster set

  • 1 Vinyl T.H.I.N.K Banner

  • 500 Physical “Power Up for Families”  conversation workbooks #3 “Be Safe Online”

The Power Pack provides materials for 500 students/families.

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