Media Literacy

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Media are powerful forces in the lives of youth. Music, TV, video games, magazines and other media all have a strong influence on how we see the world, an influence that often begins in infancy. To be engaged and critical media consumers, kids need to develop skills and habits of media literacy.

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Mikva Challenge: www.mikvachallenge.org/

Mikva Challenge is a non-partisan, not for profit founded on the premise that youth voice and participation matter, and that our civic and political life will be stronger when youth participate and help shape their own destinies.

News.Voice.Power.: Critical News Literacy in Action lesson plans

The increasingly complex and changing landscape of news consumption requires careful and thoughtful navigation. Engaged citizens are not only critical consumers of news, they know how to leverage the news media effectively.

Through this resource, students will:
• Understand the necessity of an informed public in a well-functioning democracy
• Develop the skills to be critical news consumers
• Apply the skills of being news producers and media activists

Most of the lessons in this resource require some access to technology for successful implementation. If teachers have limited access to technology, they may alter the lessons as necessary. Powerpoints for each lesson can be dowloaded at bit.ly/1xdOzFy 

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