Tuesday, March 1, 2022

MHDL Lantern - Media History and Lesson Plans

The Media History Digital Library is a huge archive of books and magazines about the history film, television, and radio. The Lantern is the name of the search engine that lets you search through more than 2,000,000 pages of scanned copies of the books and magazines in the MHDL. In those books and magazines you will find reviews and critiques of movies, radio programs, and television shows. You will also discover many periodicals about the movie, television, and radio industries in general. Your search can be refined according to date, language, and publication type. You can also browse through collections curated by MHDL.

Applications for Education
MHDL's Lantern can be an excellent resource for students studying the history and development of media. 

MHDL has a set of model lesson plans that can incorporate artifacts located through MHDL Lantern. The lesson plans were written for college courses so you'll need to modify them for high school use. 

Through MHDL's Lantern you could find some good examples of how to write a critique to share with your students. Your students could use those as models for writing their own critiques of movies or even of books.