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Media Literacy Resources for Kids

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  • The Center for Media Literacy offers lesson plans and teaching tools, some free, as well as news and research in the field.

  • Project Look Sharp offers teaching kits and Internet tips.

  • PBS Parent’s Guide to Media has a parent’s section that is useful for media literacy strategies.

  • Media Awareness Canada supplies guidance on how to use the Internet critically.

  • British Film Institute offers free, downloadable K–8 resources including a media literacy template called Look Again.

  • Cable in the Classroom gives an excellent overview of media literacy concepts.

  • Media Literacy Clearinghouse has links to Internet articles and resources.

  • Literacy Through Photography provides ways for students to express themselves through photography and text.

  • Alliance for a Media Literate America, an educators’ organization, is committed to promoting media literacy education that is focused on critical inquiry, learning, and skill-building.

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