Aligned to Common Core Standards. A Common Core Standards chart is located on page 2, identifying standards covered. The page numbers are noted for easy access. In our ever-changing world, the amount of information we receive is growing constantly. Young children need the opportunity to study forms of media and discuss how it impacts upon their lives. These messages can influence the ideas and reasoning of young minds. Once students have acquired the skills to look at media images critically, they will be better equipped to make decisions about the true value of the messages. Students will understand media texts; understand media forms and techniques; create media texts. Includes 7 media texts activities, 2 media forms and technique activities, 4 creating media texts activities and 19 additional activities plus a teacher guide. 80 pages.