News Literacy Project provides a variety of tools to explore news literacy in the classroom, including The Sift, a weekly newsletter about news coverage and recent examples of misinformation, along with prompts and tips for classroom discussions and activities.
Created by the Center for Black Health and Equity, the 30 minute Truth Check course introduces crucial media literacy concepts and strategies for avoiding misinformation. It even includes some practice with realistic scenarios.
Helpful Media Literacy Resources Recommended by Action For Media Education
As a result of legislation passed in 2019, California is now compiling a collection of resources for teachers, teacher-librarians, administrators, and others. These resources include media literacy curriculum, collections of media literacy lessons, and media production resources.
Critical Media Literacy is defined as the ability to "engage with media through critically examining representations, systems, structures, ideologies, and power dynamics that shape and reproduce culture and society." Use this research guide to find ways to integrate critical media literacy into your classroom activities.
SHEG has conducted extensive research examining students’ civic reasoning as they navigate the internet. These researchers have concluded that a new approach to digital literacy is needed. They offer a variety of sample lessons and assessments that can be used in the classroom.
A great way to introduce the concept of "greenwashing," which deceptive marketing to influence customers to believe that a company's products are environmentally friendly or have a greater positive environmental impact than what is true.
"A new national study by Stanford researchers showing a woeful inability by high schoolers to detect fake news on the internet suggests an urgent need for schools to integrate new tools and curriculum into classrooms that boost students’ digital skills, the study's authors say..."