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Topic: Media and society 

Arts and Communication

 Standard 4.  Understands ways in which the human experience is transmitted and reflected in the arts and communication
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 4.Knows ways in which various media forms throughout history (e.g., broadsheets, photography, newspapers, news broadcasts) have reflected or conveyed human events
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows ways in which various media forms throughout history have reflected human events
     2.Knows ways in which various media forms throughout history have conveyed human events
     3.Knows ways in which broadsheets throughout history have reflected or conveyed human events
     4.Knows ways in which photography throughout history has reflected or conveyed human events
     5.Knows ways in which newspapers throughout history have reflected or conveyed human events

Language Arts

 Standard 10.  Understands the characteristics and components of the media
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 10.Understands the influence of media on society as a whole (e.g., influence in shaping various governmental, social, and cultural norms; influence on the democratic process; influence on beliefs, lifestyles, and understanding of relationships and culture; how it shapes viewer’s perceptions of reality; the various consequences in society of ideas and images in media)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands influence of media in shaping governmental norms
     2.Understands influence of media in shaping social norms
     3.Understands influence of media in shaping cultural norms
     4.Understands influence of media in democratic process
     5.Understands influence of media on beliefs
     6.Understands influence of media on lifestyles
     7.Understands influence of media on understanding of relationships
     8.Understands influence of media on understanding of culture
     9.Understands how influence of media shapes viewers’ perceptions of reality
     10.Understands consequences in society of ideas in media
     11.Understands consequences in society of images in media
   Benchmark 11.Understands legal and ethical responsibilities involved in media use (e.g., censorship; copyright laws; guidelines for Fair Use; Creative Commons licenses; FCC regulations; protection of the rights of authors and media owners; standards for quality programming; regulations for broadcast repeats; forms of media self-control; governmental, social, and cultural agencies that regulate media content and products)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands legal responsibilities involved in media use
     2.Understands ethical responsibilities involved in media use
     3.Understands censorship
     4.Understands copyright laws
     5.Understands FCC regulation
     6.Understands protection of the rights of authors
     7.Understands protection of the rights of media owners
     8.Understands standards for quality programming
     9.Understands regulations for broadcast repeats
     10.Understands forms of media self-control
     11.Understands governmental agencies that regulate media content
     12.Understands governmental agencies that regulate media products
     13.Understands social agencies that regulate media content
     14.Understands social agencies that regulate media products
     15.Understands cultural agencies that regulate media content
     16.Understands cultural agencies that regulate media products
   Benchmark 12.Understands the role of the media in addressing social and cultural issues (e.g., creating or promoting causes: U.N. military action, election of political parties; use of media to achieve governmental, societal, and cultural goals)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands role of media in addressing social issues
     2.Understands role of media in addressing cultural issues
     3.Understands role of media creating causes
     4.Understands role of media promoting causes
     5.Understands role of media in U.N. military action
     6.Understands role of media in election of political parties
     7.Understands use of media to achieve governmental goals
     8.Understands use of media to achieve societal goals
     9.Understands use of media to achieve cultural goals