The following classroom- and community-tested fun and interactive multimedia keynote presentations can be easily tailored for time, group size, and age-appropriate content. All feature a fun and engaging Q-and-A style format, along with a wide variety of multimedia clips and examples. If you don’t see a topic of interest listed here, contact us here to discuss how we can design and meet your media education needs.
• Challenging Cool: Big Media create the concept of “cool” to market addictive behaviors and compulsive lifestyles to kids. How can we teach our kids to challenge corporately constructed “cool”? This interactive multimedia presentation features clips from a wide variety of popular programs and ad campaigns.
• Making Sense Of Media: Instead of health, wealth, and wisdom, our mainstream commercial media culture promotes addiction, disease, and debt. This interactive multimedia presentation is a good introduction to our 21st century mainstream media culture.
• Butts in Hollywood: Big Tobacco industry executives and Hollywood filmmakers conspire to target our kids with popular movies that glamorize and normalize smoking. How can we teach our kids to recognize this insidious relationship? This interactive multimedia presentation features clips from recent popular Hollywood movies.
• Spin The Bottle: The alcohol industry is second-to-none in using commercial television to target kids with pro-drinking messages, sex-drenched advertisements, and insidious branding campaigns. How can we teach our kids to recognize and analyze alcohol industry propaganda? This interactive multimedia presentation features clips from recent television commercials and Hollywood films.
• Food For Thought: Our mainstream media culture sends conflicting messages about food, nutrition, body image, and health. How can we teach our kids to make healthier choices about their diets, in terms of both media and food? This interactive multimedia presentation features clips from a wide variety of advertisements, documentaries, and news reports.
• Screening Democracy: How does Big Media undermine democracy through the creation of “news,” the use of censorship, and the fostering of voter apathy and citizen cynicism? How can we use independent media to revive civic engagement in our classrooms and communities? This interactive multimedia presentation features clips from a wide variety of media sources.
• Selling (Out) The Soldier: Our corporate commercial media system enjoys a cozy relationship with the military industrial complex, producing, packaging, and marketing entertainment media that glorifies violence, promotes anti-social behavior, and “spins” war coverage. How can we cut through the media hype to talk honestly about supporting our troops? This interactive multimedia presentation features clips from recent television commercials and documentaries on the connections between entertainment and news media and war.