Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez

Filed: 4/9/2018





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 5096 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The School Code is amended by adding Section
527-20.08 as follows:
6    (105 ILCS 5/27-20.08 new)
7    Sec. 27-20.08. Media literacy.
8    (a) In this Section, "media literacy" means the ability to
9access, analyze, evaluate, create, and communicate using a
10variety of forms, including, but not limited to, print, visual,
11audio, interactive, and digital texts.
12    (b) Beginning with the 2018-2019 school year, every public
13high school may include in its curriculum a unit of instruction
14on media literacy. The unit of instruction shall include, but
15is not limited to, analyzing:
16        (1) the purpose of media messages and how they are



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1    constructed;
2        (2) explicit and implicit media messages;
3        (3) values and points of view that are included and
4    excluded in the media;
5        (4) how the media may influence ideas and behaviors;
6    and
7        (5) the importance of obtaining information from
8    multiple media sources.
9    (c) The State Superintendent of Education may prepare and
10make available to school boards instructional materials that
11may be used as guidelines for development of a unit of
12instruction under this Section.
13    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
14becoming law.".