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21st Century Skills Level I & II: Supporting Lessons and Resources

For Teachers Pre-K - Higher Ed Standards
Just what you need to get started to build and establish 21st century skills in the classroom—a collection of lesson plans, apps, videos, and activities, curated by a team of teachers and organized by grade level.
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EngageNY Grade 7 ELA: Module 2b, Unit 3

For Teachers 7th Standards
The final unit in the 2b Module has seventh graders  researching how media and advertising perpetuate gender stereotypes. To begin, class members examine the role of gender in Pygmalion, look at advertising in the 1890s, and read the...
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Digital Citizenship: Supporting Lessons and Resources

For Teachers Pre-K - Higher Ed Standards
Just what you needed to get started with your classroom of digital citizens—a collection of lesson plans, videos, and activities, curated by a team of teachers and organized by grade level.
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iCivics: Mini Media Literacy Library

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Designed for the high school classroom, the  mini-lessons in this collection combine studies of the United States government with news literacy skills. Each lesson includes a civics reading, a news literacy feature, and a news literacy...
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Crash Course Navigating Digital Information

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
In an age when so much information is delivered online, media literacy skills are essential. John Green's Crash Course on Navigating Digital Information provides 21st-century learners with the skills they need to help them evaluate the...
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Fact and Opinion

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
A collection of resources challenges scholars to determine facts from opinion. Learners examine news reports and determine what is true and relevant to the subject.
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Facing Ferguson: News Literacy in a Digital Age

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The reporting, both in professional news sources and on social media, of the events surrounding the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri provides 21st Century learners with an opportunity of consider how social media can...
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Museum of Tolerance: Teaching Tolerance

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
How do you teach classes to recognize and confront intolerance? To recognize their preconceptions and commit to change? The materials in this collection, prepared by the Museum of Tolerance, are designed to achieve these goals. Whether...
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Caucus 101

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Want to get your students, their parents, and your community involved in the democratic process? Although designed for Iowans, you don't have to be from that state nor does it need to be an election year to benefit from the resources in...
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Evaluating Sources in a ‘Post-Truth’ World: Ideas for Teaching and Learning about Fake News

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The framers of the United States Constitution felt a free press was so essential to a democracy that they granted the press the protection it needed to hold the powerful to account in the First Amendment. Today, digital natives need to...
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Understanding Mass Media News

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
In an age of fake news and photoshopped images, it is vital that 21st century learners development the skills they need to evaluate mass media and assess its validity. A great way to launch such a study is with a carefully crafted lesson...
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History of Media Literacy Part 1: Crash Course Media Literacy

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Even Plato understood the importance of media! Part of an ongoing series of media literacy videos, the resource takes viewers to where it all began ... ancient Greece. The video covers the emergence of media and the written word, the...
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Propaganda in Context

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
"Board Game Helps Fight Real World Ebola," a video produced by Voice of America, provides the text for a guided instructional activity that asks viewers to analyze the propaganda techniques used in the video. Groups then select a example...
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Authentication Beyond the Classroom

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
In an age of fake news, alternative facts, and Internet trolls it is essential that 21st Century learners develop the skills they need to authenticate the facts in viral news. Here is a great way to begin with a resource that provides...
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Fighting Fake News

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Fake news. Alternative facts. Internet trolls. In an age of Newspeak, it's increasingly important to equip 21st century learners with the skills needed to determine the legitimacy of claims put forth on social media, in print, and in...
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Hands Up, Don't Shoot!

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Why is it so difficult to develop a clear understanding of the events surrounding the shooting of Michael Brown by a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer? To answer this question class members listen to a NPR discussion of the findings of...
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#IfTheyGunnedMeDown

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
As part of their continued investigation of the reporting of the shooting of Michael Brown class members analyze photos of Michael Brown and the social media response to these images. The class then develops a guide they believe news...
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The Power of Images

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
One picture but a thousand stories. As a part of a case study of how the death of Michael Brown was reported by professional news sources and on social media class members examine the reactions of various groups to a photograph taken by...
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How Journalists Minimize Bias

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Class members are challenged to write a neutral news story about the events they observe in a short video. After sharing their stories in groups and discussing the different perceptions, the class concludes with a video of journalists...
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Grade 9-10 Literacy: The Power of New Media Unit

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
What are the benefits of media use? What are the dangers for young people and for society as a whole? After examining a series of materials, individuals craft an essay in which they explain what is at stake, state their own position on...
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Propaganda: What’s the Message?

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
As class members progress through eight fully prepared learning stations, they will identify how bias is present in persuasive media, as well as differentiate among types of propaganda techniques like bandwagon propaganda and the use of...
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Become a Journalist

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Explore the newspaper as a unique entity with a detailed and extended unit. The unit requires learners to consider the newspaper's role in democracy, think about ethics, practice writing and interviewing, and examine advertising and news...
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Analyzing the News

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
With so many ways to follow the news today, it is imperative to think critically about the sources of information we are turning to. Here is a fantastic graphic organizer that will help your learners develop the skills to properly...
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How Social Media Can Make History

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
From Nineteen Eighty-Four, Brave New World, and Fahrenheit 451 to Facebook, Twitter, and TXT. Here’s a must-see video for anyone interested in the transformation of the media landscape and message distribution. The narrator traces four...
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Setting a Purpose for Research: Introduction to Media Literacy

For Teachers 7th Standards
New ReviewWhat does that picture say? Young historians take a close look at a British advertisement from 1890 to determine the role of gender in advertising. They discuss the implications about women portrayed in the images. Pupils then further...
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Hurricane Katrina

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The adage says that journalism is the first draft of history. How should people evaluate these sources of information? Taking into account various sources, including those from various perspectives and different creators, learners...
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Equal Rights Amendment

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Can the United States still pass the Equal Rights Amendment? Depends on who's answering the question. Using a series of questions, the class learns what sources of information they should use to answer historical inquiries. Practice...
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Fact vs. Fiction in the Media

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
How can people tell the difference between real news and inaccurate stories? Viewers watch a video about discerning fact from fiction in news sources. Next, pupils use a set of discussion questions to further analyze the topic. 
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Choosing Reliable Sources

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
It is more important than ever that 21st-century learners develop the skills they need to become savvy consumers of media. Young learners locate and identify reliable sources of information with a helpful media instructional activity.
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Evaluating Reliable Sources

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
A lesson plan instills the importance of locating reliable sources. Scholars are challenged to locate digital sources, analyze their reliability, search for any bias, and identify frequently found problems that make a source unusable. 
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Deconstructing Media Messages

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What are media messages really saying? Scholars use the seventh installment from an extensive digital media literacy set to answer the question. They discover how to deconstruct media messages by asking about the source, recognizing...
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The Hate U Give

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas became a quick hit in the young adult literature genre before its adaptation in the 2018 film of the same name. Use a thorough instructional activity, discussion guide, and series of activities to discuss...
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Mini-Lesson: Filibusters

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How long can you speak without stopping? Scholars analyze the concept of a filibuster in the United States Senate using an installment of the Legislative Branch series of mini-lessons. They research recent filibuster attempts in the...
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Mini-Lesson: Congressional Committees

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How exactly do both houses of Congress come to a formal decision on an issue? Scholars research the use of congressional committees as part of the legislative process. By using current events to analyze information, they see the role...
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Media Skills: Crash Course Media Literacy

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Did you realize that Internet access is a basic human right? For those of us fortunate to have online access, it's essential to have media smarts! Discover the five skills to be media savvy during an engaging video. The host discusses...
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Media and Money: Crash Course Media Literacy

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Money talks ... especially in the media world! How do finances influence the media we see? Answer that, and many other questions using a video in a media literacy series. The narrator discusses how economic reasons influence media...
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Reporting with Social Media

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
What does it take to create news stories that are both informative and objective? Aspiring journalists walk the line between engagement and activism with lesson 15 of a 16-part series titled The Social Media Toolbox. Grouped pupils...
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The Nazis in Power: Propaganda and Conformity

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The Nazis used the power of propaganda to encourage confirmative views and the discrimination of Jews. A social studies resource illustrates these issues through discussion, image analysis, and a writing exercise.
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In the Newsroom: The Fairness Formula

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Reporting the news is easy, right? Think again! Show young scholars the difficult choices journalists make every day through a lesson that includes reading, writing, and discussion elements. Individuals compare the language and sources...
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Nineteen Eighty-Four: Orwell

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Warning or prediction? Nineteen Eighty Four is the anchor text for a series of tasks that ask readers to compare the novel to the film as well as current events to those pictured in George Orwell's dystopian classic.
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Representative Sample

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
At what point does data switch from being an outlier to part of the average? Scholars view conflicting news articles about protesters. They must decide which, if any, side is using the correct sample to draw their conclusions. It's a...
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Analyzing How Words Communicate Bias

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Words are powerful ... can your class choose them wisely? Scholars evaluate news articles to discover the concepts of tone, charge, and bias during a media literacy lesson. The resource focuses on recognizing implicit information and...
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Lesson 3: Bias

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How do journalists balance bias and ethical reporting? The final activity in a series of five from iCivics examines the different types of bias and how they affect the news we read. Young reporters take to the Internet to find examples...
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Mini-Lesson B: Satire

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Hey, what's so funny? Explore the use of satire in a variety of media with a hands-on instructional activity. Fourth in a five-part journalism series from iCivics, the activity introduces satirical language in print and online. Pupils...
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Lesson 2: Misinformation

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Fake news is a hot topic right now ... but what is it? Intrepid young investigators track down the facts that separate journalistic mistakes and misinformation through reading, research, and discussion. Part three in a five-lesson series...
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Can You Beat Cognitive Bias?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
In a time of fake news, media manipulation, and Internet trolls, a resource equips learners with the tools they need to recognize and combat resources that are designed to appeal to our cognitive biases. Introduce learners to five...
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The Story of Cosmetics Video Assessment

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Does your shampoo contain carcinogens? Scholars learn how cosmetic companies create and market their products, many of which contain toxic chemicals. They examine the bias and consumer responsibilities in the industry.
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Defining Literacy in a Digital World

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What skills are necessary to interact with different types of text? Twenty-first century learners live in a digital world and must develop a whole new set of skills to develop media literacy. Class members engage in a series of...
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This Is Your Brain on Extreme Weather

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
We track weather and measure it objectively, yet our own beliefs often conflict with the facts. The video discusses how our source of weather reporting and our personal experiences shape our beliefs. It also covers the concepts of...
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Understanding Language: Slant, Spin, and Bias in the News

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
We live in a time of fake news, alternative realities, and media bias. What could be more timely than an activity that asks class members to research how different sources report the same topic in the news?
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Using the World Wide Web

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
The Internet is the host of a wealth information—good and bad—and it takes practice to know which sites offer the most credible material. Here, scholars explore a variety of news sources to discover valuable information on topics such as...
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Following the U.S. Presidential Election

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Election years provide the opportunity to evaluate news media as well as the next prospective president. High schoolers read about the same event in several different news sources, varying in type, origin, and political leaning, before...
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Influence of Media

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
We are bombarded with media images expressly designed to influence viewers. Learning how to analyze the intended effects of these images is essential and the focus of an activity that asks viewers to use the provided questions to guide...
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Comparing News Formats

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Is there a place for newspapers in an online world? How influential is the 24-hour television news cycle? High schoolers delve into an activity about three news formats—online news, print news, and newscasts—and consider the advantages...
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Influence of Media on Society

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The teenagers in your class have seen dozens of media messages between the last time you saw them and the moment they walk through your classroom door again. Help them make sense of what they are being told by corporations, news outlets,...
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Critical Media Literacy: Commercial Advertising

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Commercial advertising—we can't get away from it, but do we realize just how often we are being advertised to? With this instructional activity, scholars analyze mass media to identify how its techniques influence our daily lives....
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Are You Media Smart?

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
The middle schoolers in your class are inundated with media messages like no generation before them. Help them interpret what they are seeing and experiencing between online video clips and alongside busy freeways with a worksheet about...
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Fact and Opinion within the Media

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How can the media foster cultural misunderstandings? These activities encourage learners to distinguish between fact and opinion in the media
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Bias in the Media

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Have you ever considered the story of The Three Little Pigs from the wolf's perspective? Pupils use this as a key technique in evaluating news bias as part of the activities and worksheets found in this rich resource.
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Understanding the Influence of the Media

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Critically analyze advertising techniques, such as circular reasoning, bandwagon, testimonial, and repetition, with worksheets that effectively discuss and illustrate how the media aims to influence.
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The Role of Media

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
What constitutes the media, and how does it act as a gatekeeper, agenda-setter, and watchdog in society in the United States? Through a variety of worksheets and an in-class true/false participation review, your young citizens will...
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The Key to the Media's Hidden Codes

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
You are being manipulated! Arm yourself with awareness! Learn how to identify the various technical codes (images, sounds, colors), and how media makers use these codes to subconsciously influence your emotions and impulses. Just do it....
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Don't Misrepresent Africa

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
"We can sharpen our insights. It is not always war, insurrection, and disease." Leslie Dodson enlightens us to the impact that photographs have on our perception of a situation, and urges her audience to review our "ethics of seeing"...
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Students Learn to Stop Rumors Before They Start

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
New ReviewTwo activities look at how rumors are spread and ways class members can stop them. The first activity brings forth an in-depth conversation about how reporters gather information to write articles and how students can implement the same...
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Fact and Opinion Lesson Plan

For Teachers 5th - 8th
How are fact and opinion different? Middle schoolers explore fact and opinion and write articles pertaining to a football match, eliminating all opinion statements in order to focus on the facts. Then they discuss bias in the media....
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American Media: Addicted to Scandal?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine media coverage of George W. Bush's refusal to answer questions regarding past illegal drug usage in the 1999 campaign. They consider the role of rumor, scandal, audience and relevance in political media coverage.
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Perceptions of Youth and Crime

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Explore the potential for bias in the news and in scholars' own attitudes and opinions. Begin with a quiz on youth crime to see how learners perceive crime among their peers. After looking at the correct answers, put individuals in...
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Images of Learning: Secondary

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Make your scholars more aware of stereotypical portrayals in film and television. Discuss the definition of "stereotypes" and how they are used to present a story. High schoolers look at specific television shows and complete a chart...
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Black Lives Matter: Campaigning for Racial Justice

For Students 9th - 12th
New ReviewWhile young people today may be familiar with the slogan "Black Lives Matter!" few may know much about the founders of the movement and the group's objectives. A short video introduces viewers to the origins of the movement, its role in...
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Kids, Alcohol and Advertising - Interpreting Media Messages

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Young scholars investigate the importance of branding and messaging, especially as they relate to party products like alcohol.
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Bias

For Teachers 10th - 12th
See how bias operates firsthand. Half of the class reads one article while the other half reads another article on the same event. The obvious differences emerge when the two sides talk about their observations though. Several handouts...
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Media Bias

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
Learners analyze mass media to analyze media bias. For this media bias lesson, students read example situations and definitions about media bias. Learners read and discuss how to be aware of media bias.
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Portland’s 1969 Race Riots

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students consider the implications of media bias. In this race relations lesson, students discuss media bias and then research and read newspaper accounts of the Portland, Oregon's 1969 race riots.