News and Media Literacy Resource Center

Prepare your students for tomorrow's headlines with our free news & media literacy activities and inquiry-based lessons lessons.

From viral trends to breaking news on social media, students must learn to navigate a noisy, biased, and challenging world. But with the right support, they can learn to be critical and not cynical, to practice empathy, and to speak up, not sit back. This collection of Common Sense's free news & media literacy lessons, videos, and classroom activities will help you get started teaching these important and complex ideas in the classroom.

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News & Media Literacy 101

Teach foundational news and media literacy skills for Grades K–12.

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News Literacy & Current Events

Apply news and media literacy skills in context. (Grades 8–12)

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Get Engaged & Make Change

Use news and media literacy skills to get civically engaged. (Grades 8–12)