Numerous articles, background and lesson plans designed to help teachers
integrate media literacy into classroom instruction.
Literacy Among Youth
A not-for-profit sponsorship of media literacy among youth. Many youth
are media literate to a certain degree; however, more youth lack a media
literacy framework within which they can evaluate a wide array of media
that currently exist in the forms of objects, pring, still images, moving
images (photography, film and video) and the newer digital media via
computer and Internet technologies.
Center for Media Literacy
is dedicated to a new vision of literacy for the 21st century:
The ability to communicate competently in all media forms, print and
electronic, as well as to access, understand, analyze and evaluate the
powerful images, words and sounds that make up our contemporary mass
is a web site that
helps media makers, educators, nonprofits, and activists use documentaries
to encourage action and inspire dialogue on contemporary social issues.
Media Access Project
for Media Education - for Teens!
Lessons and Units, ideas for classroom activities, and supporting resources
Image/Sexism in Advertisements - Article
teaches young people to understand the words and images in media, and
think for themselves.
Canadian Strategy to Promote Safe, Wise and Responsible Internet Use
The Media Awareness Network offers practical support for media education
in the home, school and community.
Society of the Spectacle by Guy Debord The greatest book ever on
the spell woven by media that simultaneously enthralls us and robs us
of lived experience (like The Senses Taker in Norton Juster's "The
Alternative Press Sources:
seeks to enrich the national debate on controversial public issues by
featuring the ideas, opinions, and analyses too often overlooked by
the mainstream media.