Media and Health

Media literacy is a vital component of health education. Children and young people benefit from opportunities to critically analyze alcohol and tobacco advertisements. They can recognize and resist unrealistic beauty ideals. They can understand how media culture shapes our nutritional choices, including diet and exercise.

Events

WE'RE BACK FOR ANOTHER AMAZING SUMMER!

JOIN US FOR A DISCUSSION! We are talking online on Wednesday, March 1, discussing what we are learning as we teach about the "fake news" topic. Join us for this online video chat!

Teaching Resources

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

Digital and media literacy with urban elementary students

New book explores the history of teaching and learning about media

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

Research reports and Voices from the Field help advance new knowledge on the pedagogy of media literacy

A book and website explores media literacy with Philadelphia elementary school students and teachers

Research and Scholarship