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Teaching Media & News Literacy

Resources for instructors who are looking for news & media literacy lessons and activities.

“Media literacy is the ability to access, analyze, evaluate, create, and act using all forms of communication. It empowers people to be critical thinkers and makers, effective communicators, and active citizens.”     --NAMLE

Media and news literacy is an important part of education at all levels.  Below you will find a collection of easy-to-use, current resources to help you incorporate media and news literacy into your classroom.  The resources come in different formats and cover a range of grade levels.  The research section provides a short list of reports that advocate for and show the importance of teaching media literacy.  The professional development section provides resources to help you stay current on the state of media and news literacy.

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Lessons & Activities

Individual lesson plans and activities best suited to integrating media and news literacy into existing assignments.

Units & Full Courses

Lesson plans and learning resources that can be built into full units. Works best when you have several class periods to devote to news and media literacy as a stand-alone concept. 

Professional Development