Media Literacy and Debate Resources

Looking for extra resources on fighting fake news, introducing media literacy to students, or strengthening critical thinking skills? Here is a curated list of lesson plans and activities for educators.

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    Five Key Questions of Media Literacy

    You may recognize from Thinkalong's Contemplate sections. Use this guide form the Center for Media Literacy about the five key questions to help students build an internal checklist of questions to ask about any message in media. 

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    Media Literacy Booster Pack

    This collection of resources from the Newseum offers tools fo educators to explore bias, propaganda, fake news, and more! 

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    Facing History and Ourselves

    Using lessons from history, this free website has resources for teaching about and combating hatred and bigotry. Check out these lessons plans about news and bias: 

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    Civic Online Reasoning

    Students are confused about how to evaluate online information. We all are. The COR curriculum provides free lessons and assessments that help you teach students to evaluate online information that affects them, their communities, and the world.

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    Digital and Civic Literacy Skills framework

    The internet is an amazing tool for teaching and learning. But, before we can teach students to harness its power and become good citizens of the web, we need to understand the intricacies of how it works and how it can be manipulated to mislead and even harm users.