This guide walks you through the Checkology virtual classroom for grades 6-12 from the News Literacy Project. Students can move at their own pace through a wide variety of lessons that mostly focus on journalism and news literacy, but also cover misinformation, conspiracy theories, and other relevant topics.The lessons include videos of journalists and other experts, plus visually engaging interactive activities.
This lesson invites students to use multiple forms of media, including their own Instagram accounts, to explore their on-line identities. The lesson culminates in a personal, visual essay. In the essay, students will use their own images as evidence. Then, students will reason about that evidence to compare what they see on their Instagram posts to their “real world” self. Using information from resources explored in class, students will include a discussion of “authenticity” and properly weave in quotes from those resources.
This unit is designed to accompany the study of George Orwell's Animal Farm. Resources encourage students to recognize a variety of propaganda techniques and to connect those techniques to media that they can find in their everyday lives. Resources also help students to understand the historical uses of propaganda by governments and political parties to influence public opinion. Resources can be used independently of the novel.
This interactive lesson helps students understand how companies use algorithms to sort job applicants. It also encourages students to reflect on how digital data mining also can contribute to the hiring process. Students examine resumes and digital data to consider the ways in which our data may open or close opportunities in an increasingly digitized hiring market.
An infographic on a 'early in the school year completion' approach to Digital Citizenship and Media Literacy Curriculum.
This document aims to provide support and guidance in developing and implementing a district-wide year-long professional development cohort to support media literacy education integration. This plan includes advice for developing objectives and outcomes for the project, implementing appropriate professional development to support teams in their work, and providing reflection opportunities at the end of the year. The ultimate goal is to encorage and support integration of media literacy concepts in all buildings and classrooms.