Hot Topics in Media
Hot Topics in Media provides a balanced look at hot-button issues. Explore banned books, body image and the media, graphic novels, parental guidance ratings, reality television, and violence in video games. Become an expert on the controversies surrounding each issue. People feel strongly about these topics. Learn why they stand on one side or the other. Full-color photos, a glossary, an index, sidebars, primary source documents, and other creative content enhance the books. The books also include prompts and activities that directly engage students in developing the reading, writing, and critical thinking skills required by the Common Core standards. These well-researched titles have credentialed content consultants.
Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
- Spring 2020
- Fall 2019
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Number of Pages||48|
|ISBN||9781617837302, 9781617837807, 9781624010347|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Paperbacks, Anywhere eBooks|
|Dimensions||7.25 x 9.25|
|Online Resources||FREE! Core Library Connection
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Hot Topics in Media - School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
By providing different arguments about contemporary issues, this series, which is designed to align with the CCSS, asks readers to think critically and evaluate alternative points of view. . . . The clean design integrates textual and visual (charts, graphs, photos, etc.) information. Text boxes contain suggestions to “Explore Online,” “Straight to the Source” primary-source excerpts, “Further Evidence” writing exercises, or interesting facts. The publisher’s “Web Links” at the end of each volume lead readers to websites that contain current articles and multimedia to round out the content explored. These trendy topics will grab casual readers and report writers alike.
Parental Guidance Ratings (Hot Topics in Media) – Booklist
At first blush, the topic of parental ratings in the media might seem dull. Yet this nonfiction resource brings to light numerous relevant and relatable corollaries that students will find engaging. . . . A history of censorship and media ratings is presented, beginning with the antiquated Hays Code that banned themes such as interracial couples or murder on screen. A time line of other important dates, such as the Vchip and the creation of the PG-13 rating, is included in the appendix. Primary sources such as quotes from experts and lawmakers are followed by critical thinking questions, making this easily implemented as a classroom resource or to inspire writing assignments that align to various educational standards.