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Media Literacy

Analyzing media and creating media products.

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Feb 01, 2023

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Teaching in the Wake of Violence

Violent attacks that target people because of their identities are happening around the world with disturbing frequency. What can educators do to help students reflect on and understand these attacks?

Nov 15, 2022

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SPOTLIGHT! On Meaningful Discussion About Thanksgiving

As Thanksgiving approaches, teachers have the opportunity to engage their students in meaningful discourse about history and how it is remembered. Here are some resources to embrace a new approach to Thanksgiving.

Nov 15, 2022

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Media Literacy Resources for Making Sense of the News

On November 8, 2022, people across the country voted in the nation’s midterm elections. Facing History has created a collection of short, easily digestible resources to help teachers and their students enhance their media literacy skills.

Nov 01, 2022

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Digital Destination Providing Historical Context to Today’s Issues

Ken Burns and his collaborators have been creating historical documentary films for more than 40 years. Known for a signature style that brings primary source documents, images, and archival video footage to life on screen, these films present the opportunity to pose thought-provoking questions for students and introduce new ideas, perspectives, and primary sources.

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Oct 17, 2022

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Lesson Plan for Media Literacy Week

Held in conjunction with UNESCO’s Global Media and Information Week, US Media Literacy Week (October 24–28) will celebrate one of the five components of media literacy’s definition of the day: Access (October 24), Analyze (October 25), Evaluate (October 26), Create (October 27), and Act (October 28).

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