Adventist Adventurer Awards/Media Critic
Explain what is meant by the term “media.” Cite four examples.
Media are forms of communication that reach a large number of people, such as newspapers and magazines, television, films and videos, books, radio, and musical recordings. Aany form of media in itself is neutral, and that it can be used for good or bad. Today's society, children and adults will be bombarded by media messages; it is hard to avoid being affected by what we see and hear and read. That's why it is important to learn to control the media by choosing what is good and helpful.
Memorize Philippians 4:8 and discuss three principles that help us form good reading, viewing and listening habits.
|Philippians 4:8 (NIV)|
|Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.|
Keep a log of the time you spend each day with the different types of media. Note whether the media is Christ-centered or secular. Do this for two weeks.
Media Critic Log
Do one of the following with an adult
read a story
listen to a recording
Become a “media critic” and discuss the merits of each.
With an adult, use a television guide, book club listing, etc., to choose what you will read or watch next week.
Be your own Media Critic at Common Sence Media
After your teacher reads the beginning of a short story, make up your own ending.