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Full Text of HB5096  100th General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning education.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
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
17    constructed;
18        (2) explicit and implicit media messages;
19        (3) values and points of view that are included and
20    excluded in the media;
21        (4) how the media may influence ideas and behaviors;
22    and
23        (5) the importance of obtaining information from



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1    multiple media sources.
2    (c) The State Superintendent of Education may prepare and
3make available to school boards instructional materials that
4may be used as guidelines for development of a unit of
5instruction under this Section.
6    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
7becoming law.