Grade 5

Finding My Media Balance

What does media balance mean for me?
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This lesson meets standards for Common Core ELA, CASEL, AASL and ISTE.

Helping kids learn what makes different media choices healthy or not is a good start. But how do we help them actually make responsible choices in the real world? Give your students the opportunity to create a personalized media plan.

Students will be able to:
  • Reflect on how balanced they are in their daily lives.
  • Consider what "media balance" means, and how it applies to them.
  • Create a personalized plan for healthy and balanced media use.

Lesson Snapshot

  Estimated time: 45 mins.
Warm Up:
My Perfect Day
15 mins.
What Is Media Balance?
15 mins.
My Media Plan
15 mins.

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Student and family resources also available in Spanish
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Lesson Slides
Video: My Media Balance Watch
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Student Handout: My Perfect Day Student Version
Student Handout: My Media Plan Student Version
Lesson Quiz Student Version Answer Key
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