Life Skills/Pressing Issues
Creating and Sharing Positive News
It was once said that "Harmony seldom makes the headlines"
(Silas Bent). So much of what is reported in the news is negative, but there is good news out there and all
around us. You just have to search a little harder to find it. With these materials, students will learn how
important it is to create, identify, and share positive news.
Key Ideas: Looking for the positive in life - Sharing positive news with others - Media literacy
Character Traits: Positive attitude - Citizenship
Attention to Media Most of us don't pay close enough attention
to what we watch, hear, and read in the media. We forget how much
the media influences the way we choose to live our lives. Students
explore concepts of media literacy and how media can influence their
Key Ideas: Media literacy - Critical thinking
Character Traits: Responsibility - Discernment
* Materials with an asterisk (*) relate to Media Literacy
and are also related to a calendar event. These same materials can also
be found under Calendar Events.
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