Media, Youth and Civic Engagement

Understanding the media is key to participating in democracy. Media literacy education helps students become critical thinkers, encouraging them to become skeptical about political messages without becoming cynical about them. By constructing media messages, working collaboratively and participating in meaningful dialogue and social and political issues, students develop citizenship skills 

Teaching Resources

A crowdsourced gallery and curriculum explores the many new forms of propaganda we encounter online

Finally, the comprehensive three-volume curriculum created by Renee Hobbs and the Discovery Channel for the Maryland State Department of Education is available online.

Digital and media literacy with urban elementary students

Available for purchase, the media literacy smartphone helps students learn to ask questions about what they read, see, watch and listen to.

"Create to Learn" by using free or low-cost digital tools for making podcasts, blogs, videos, gifs, infographics and more

This book introduces educators to the practice and theory of digital and media literacy education in secondary schools.

Our annual professional development program for K-12 and college faculty, librarians and media professionals

Research and Scholarship