Staying fresh and fluent in today’s media landscape isn’t easy. This collection of resources offers tools to tackle eight pressing challenges, from recognizing bias and propaganda to leveraging your role as a media contributor.
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In this activity, students examine some of the techniques political campaigns use in ads to persuade voters.
See how advocates for — and against — change in the civil rights era leveraged the five freedoms of the First Amendment to make their voices heard.
Students watch a video in which teens reflect on the concept of fake news, and then discuss their own experiences with misinformation.
Students learn why news matters and how to distinguish between the different media-related terms they might hear being thrown around.
Students dig into an article to determine whether they can trust the story by investigating its producers and the sources within.
A bold digital poster outlines a simple acronym — S.E.E.D. — to help students learn to spot propaganda by recognizing four of its key techniques.
Students dig into an article to determine whether they can trust the information by verifying the evidence it presents.
Students use an infographic to gauge the value of a news story and weigh what they should do with it.
Students learn a handy acronym to help them remember six key concepts for evaluating information, then test the concepts in teams.