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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

Renee Hobbs has been invited to give a public lecture at the University of Washington as the Walker Ames Endowed guest lecturer. Founded in 1936, the Walker Ames Lecture Series is one of the oldest and most prestigious lecture series at the University of Washington.

Teaching Resources

Now it's easier than ever to engage students and support learning through creating videos, animations, infographics and more 

Explore the crowdsourced gallery of over 2,500 examples from around the world

Explore conspiracy theories using the power of digital annotation

Help students learn to ask questions about what they read, see, watch and listen to.

Books for young learners: It's never to early to be smart about media!

Understand how copyright and fair use supports digital learning

Guided inquiry & viewing of Adam Ruins the Internet helps learners judge the pros and cons of digital life and reflect on the role of media regulation.

Research and Scholarship