This is a collection of news and media literacy resources to help your students (various grade levels) explore the implications of the information they create, share, and consume. They'll develop skills that can help them go beyond fake news to identify the most reliable sources.
Learn about media literacy and access resources for teaching this important skill in your classroom. There are also ideas for getting involved in Media Literacy Week and key resources for the year's theme.
In this lesson for grades 4-6, students learn what an avatar is and discuss the influence of avatars on identity and body image. Students also create a media product that communicates their self-perception and representation, reflecting on the relationship between identity and online representation.
There are a selection of excellent teaching resources here, connected to curriculum and covering one or more of seven key digital issues; each lesson has icons to indicate which digital literacy themes it covers.
Check out this selection of teaching resources drawing on seven key aspects of digital literacy and connected to curriculum; each lesson has one or more icons to indicate which digital literacy themes it covers.
Choose from this selection of teaching resources to introduce digital literacy topics to your students. The lessons cover seven key aspects of digital literacy and provide teachers with lessons that are linked to curriculum outcomes.
These resources explore diversity representation in media, including Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, queer and religion. You will find resources for both parents and teachers.
Making Your Voice Heard: A Media Toolkit for Youth is designed to help young people understand how the news industry works (different roles), why youth stereotyping happens and how they can access media to get positive youth voices and stories heard.
This lesson was created by UNICEF to help students in grades 6 - 8 understand how the media can influence their perceptions about developing nations. There are 3 lessons, exercises and background information about the challenges with the media's representation of other countries and cultures.
This guide offers tips for dealing with life online once you are in college or university. The guide is divided into four sections: surviving school, money management, online relationships and taking care of yourself.
This is a collection of engaging "missions" during which students read a story on a social network feed; the story might be entirely true, entirely false, or somewhere in between. Students click on different parts to see the clues and then decide how reliable the story is and how to respond. Each scenario is designed to be played in 15 minutes or less.
This tutorial examines how entertainment and news media represent diversity and the impact these media portrayals can have on the value we place on individuals and groups in society. There are several lesson plans about the media and cultural diversity to explore.
Mozilla has created a framework for entry-level web literacy & 21st Century skills. Explore the map by selecting what you want to learn more about: Participate, Write or Read. Each of the subsections provides definitions and teaching resources.
This news literacy program aims to equip students in grades 4 - 12 with skills to assess information online, determine what sources are accurate and credible, and build awareness of journalism’s role in democracy. The resources, including lessons and videos, are themed: Journalism, The News, The Internet, Fake News and Verification.
This classroom resource, based on the book Ready Player One and created by an educator, has discussion ideas, videos and interviews. The resource promotes critical literacy and the importance of understanding how ideas are constructed and shared.
This page from the Media Literacy Now website has an explanation of media literacy with a short animated video. There is a second video that has high school students describing why media literacy is important to them.