News & Media Literacy
In today's 24/7 digital world, we have instant access to all kinds of information online. Educators need strategies to equip students with the core skills they need to think critically about today's media. We teach foundational skills in news and media literacy through our Digital Citizenship program, specifically through our Creative Credit & Copyright and Information Literacy topics. Built on more than 10 years of expertise and classroom testing, these lessons and related teaching materials give students the essential skills to be smart, savvy media consumers and creators. From lesson plans about fact-checking to clickbait headlines and fake news, we've covered everything. To learn more about our approach, read the Topic Backgrounder on news and media literacy.
|Teaching tools and lessons by topic||Take-home student activities|
|Videos and interactive educational games||Supplemental materials for family engagement|
|Professional development for teachers||Materials available in multiple formats (low-tech and high-tech)|
New & Noteworthy
Across Common Sense
Get answers to common questions regarding news and media literacy, organized by age and developmental stage.
This report explores how children receive and perceive the news, whether they can spot “fake news,” and more.
Common Sense News is the first newsroom to do deep, investigative reporting about kids.