Media Literacy Week Teaching Guide, Pulitzer Center

Posted by Pulitzer Center on November 1, 2022

What does media literacy look like in your classroom? We’re highlighting resources and opportunities that empower students to process information critically, take action on what they learn, and tell stories of their own.

First up, learn to navigate the ever-changing misinformation landscape and strengthen your students’ media literacy skills with this teaching guide for What the Fact?!, a new book by Pulitzer Center grantee Dr. Seema Yasmin, written with middle and high school readers in mind. A journalist, medical doctor, and educator, Dr. Yasmin illuminates the history of false and misleading information, the science of how it takes root in our brains, the editorial decisions that shape the news, and the skills we need to be critical truth-seekers amid it all.

Our teaching guide includes recommendations for using this book in different subject areas ranging from ELA to STEM; chapter guides and discussion questions; projects to extend engagement; and a list of the top ten media literacy tips from What the Fact?! to support your students’ learning.

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