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 

Events

September 22, 2017

Media Meets Literacy Conference in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Teaching the Conspiraces

Teaching Resources

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

Examine and evaluate contemporary propaganda with lesson plans exploring definitions of propaganda, virality, sponsored content and more

Undergraduate and graduate students benefit from exploring the multidisciplinary history of media literacy

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

Learn how to implement 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.

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

Research and Scholarship