Teaching Resources

The Media Education Lab is one of the leading providers of multimedia curriculum resources for K-12 media literacy education. Take advantage of our extensive collection of free resources below:



  • Book by Renee Hobbs helps educators and students understand their rights and responsibilities regarding fair use for digital and media literacy.
  • Book by Renee Hobbs helps you learn the secrets of media literacy pedagogy in Grades 7 - 12 and maximize the power of mass media, popular culture and digital media for…
  • New book by Renee Hobbs and David Cooper Moore examines digital and media literacy in K-6 informal and formal education, with strategies for understanding teacher motivations and advancing professional development.
  • Available for purchase for the first time ever, the media literacy smartphone helps students learn to ask questions about what they read, see, watch and listen to
  • Tickle the funny bones while activating students' critical thinking about media
  • Create a pop star and reflect on values in music Edit a TV show and see how juxtaposition reshapes meaning Try multitasking and see how it affects your memory and attention ----And more…
  • POWERFUL VOICES FOR KIDS is a free online resource that helps teacher educators introduce digital and media literacy to teachers in the elementary grades. Watch videos of classroom practice, see…
  • Use this simple 3-part process to make multimedia as a way to learn.
  • In this award-winning documentary, Renee Hobbs offers a compelling analysis of how news and entertainment covered the Rodney King beating and 1992 Los Angeles riots and introduces the key concepts…
  • The Media Education Lab team created this Let's Get Political Quiz so middle and high school students can identify their citizenship style. As part of a curriculum for helping…
  • Finally, the comprehensive three-volume curriculum created by Renee Hobbs is available online.  This is the 18-unit curriculum developed for Maryland State Department of Education and Discovery Communications, Inc.   You can download the PDF files…
  • Lesson plans and materials to help you teach about copyright and fair use. Click here to see our many educational videos to help you teach about copyright and fair use. 
  • Every American needs a set of competencies that enable them to use technology, access information, critically analyze media messages, and create using multimedia skills.  In a white paper by Renee…
  • Renee Hobbs and her colleagues at the Media Education Lab developed the Digital Workshops for Parents and Educators as part of Frontline's "Digital Nation." 
  • Elements of Language (Holt, Rinehart and Winston) is the first English language arts textbook to fully incorporate media literacy throughout the series for students in grades 6 -12.  Chapters introduce…
  • Five simple multimedia tools that help you integrate digital media into your course assignments.
  • Check out our lesson plans for teachers and an interactive quiz for parents encourage reflection and analysis of the Frontline film, "Growing Up Online."  Renee Hobbs and Kelly Mendoza developed materials…
  • How discerning are you when it comes to analyzing news and entertainment?  Take this quiz!
  • Curriculum Resources from the Youth Media Workshop for Iranian American Youth, held in Philadelphia from August 3 - 7, 2009 at the Asian Arts Initiative. See the lesson plans and…
  • This curriculum with video clips promotes critical analysis of non-fiction television for students in grades 6 - 12 and demonstrates simple but powerful learning activities that help build critical thinking…