The focus of this lesson is to provide reading material and strategies for idea development for an analytical essay. The reading will be based on the article “The ‘Pictures Generation” and students will be also asked to select a selfie image of themselves or of another person. The class discussion will foster a community of idea sharing which will translate well as supporting points in response to the writing prompt which will be given to students.
Students increase their media literacy skills by critically examining and revising junk mail.
In this activity, students are provided with a list of supplies that survived their plane's crash in the Amazon jungle. They will organize the supplies to classify which items are useful for surviving in the Amazon. Students will use estimation and basic math skills to determine how much they can carry and to decide on what items to bring with them to survive in the Amazon until they reach their destination.