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Teachers and parents seeking the full range of curriculum standards should carefully review the standards applicable to their state. The following are media literacy standards for the eleven most populous states and cover topics including techniques used in movies (from the standpoint of understanding what they are trying to get across in the movie), what advertising does to us, and how to pierce through advertising. For the most part, we have not included standards which apply to general concepts or to skills of analysis or performance.

California Content Standards: Theatre: Prekindergarten through Grade Twelve: Standards 1.0, 3.0 and 4.0.


Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills: Grade 4: 110.6(b)(24)(B) and Grade 5: 110.7(b)(24)(B)Grade 6: 110.22(b)(23); Grade 7: 110.23(b)(23) and Grade 8:110.24(b)(23); and High School: English I: 110.42(b)(19), (20) & (21)(A); English II: 110.43(b)(19), (20) & (21)(A); English III: 110.44(b)(19), (20) & (21)(A); English IV: 110.45(b)(19), (20) & (21)(A); Analysis of Visual Media - I: 110.49(b)(1) & (2); Media Literacy: 110.50: 110.50(b)(1)(2)(4) & (6)..

New York Learning Standards: No specific standards found.

Florida Sunshine State Standards: Grades 3-5: Language Arts: LA.C.2.2; Grades 6-8: Language Arts: LA.C.2.3; Grades 9-12: Language Arts: LA.C.2.4.

Illinois Learning Standards: Middle/Junior High: Standard 25.A.3e.

Pennsylvania Academic Standards: History: Arts and Humanities: Grade 12: 9.1.12.J.

Ohio Academic Content Standards: No specific standards found.

Michigan Content Standards and Working Draft Benchmarks Reflecting on Scientific Knowledge: R.11.1 Middle School 1. (Real World Contexts).

New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards: Standard 3.5: Viewing and Media Literacy.

Georgia Performance Standards: Grade 4: Standard ELA4LSV2 ; Grade 5: Standard ELA5LSV2 ; Grade 6: ELA6LSV2.

North Carolina Standard Course of Study: Fifth Grade: Standard 3.04..

This web page published August 20, 2007 and revised July 3, 2008.

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