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Teaching Media Literacy

Help students learn to identify bias, evaluate sources and become all round smarter consumers of news and media. Download your free starter pack of media literacy resources from Britannica.

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Included in your media literacy starter pack

Take a sneak peak at what’s inside!

Original infographics that can be printed out and displayed in your learning spaces.

An editable deck of articles and headlines to get your students evaluating and discussing sources.

Our handpicked collection of engaging videos that explain the ins and outs of fake news.

A team-based Goose Chase game that will put your students' newly-acquired media literacy skills into practice!

For each activity, there are print-ready worksheets, starter questions or lesson tips that will push your students to think and share.

Ready-to-go quizzes to test your students' media literacy know-how.

 

Created for teachers, by teachers

Why is media literacy important?

Media literacy is a hot topic in education, and for good reason. We live in a world that is inundated with information. With the average Australian teenager spending almost 7 hours a day using media, equipping our students with the skills to critically evaluate sources and filter facts from noise has become mission-critical for educators today.

Other ways Britannica is supporting media literacy

Using this resource

Whether you’re a seasoned expert or broaching the topic for the first time, this useful collection of resources and activities will guide you through the basics of media literacy education, from laying a strong foundation for media literacy discussions to a next-level scavenger hunt that will put students’ newly honed skills to the test.

Created by teachers, for teachers, these resources are classroom-tested and can be used as standalone activities or adapted to support your own media literacy unit.

Additional Information

  • Subjects

    English, Media Arts

  • Years

    Years 6-10, 11-12

  • Outcomes

    On completing all the activities in this resource, students will:

    • Develop the skills to be good digital citizens.
    • Learn how to evaluate news sources with a critical eye.
    • Learn how social media algorithms impact what makes it to your news feed.
    • Understand bias and how they can approach the news to develop well-rounded perspectives.
  • Content

    1. The State of Digital (Infographic)
    2. Fuel Discussions with Youtube
    3. How do your Sources Stack Up?
    4. Send your Students on a GooseChase
    5. Prepare for a Career in Media
    6. Fight the Fake!

Arm your students against misinformation. Download your free media literacy starter pack.

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