Media Literacy Week

Media Literacy Week Teacher’s Hub


Welcome to the Media Literacy Week Teachers’ Hub!
This space is designed to provide you with plug and play lessons and resources on digital and media literacy topics that relate to this year’s event, co-hosted by MediaSmarts and the Canadian Teachers’ Federation. We’ve curated three special days in October so you and your students can celebrate AND learn!

Monday October 26


Lesson Plans

Grades K-2: What’s in the frame?

Grades 3-5: What’s real online?

Grades 6-9: Verifying information online

Grades 10-12: Hoax? Scholarly research? Personal opinion? You decide!

More Resources

NEW Break the Fake Interactive E-Learning Module

Break the Fake: Animals Quiz
Have students try this quiz in class or at home to help them spot suspicious social media posts.

Printable materials
Download our FREE house hippo posters and bookmarks and use them in your classroom!

Looking for more resources?

USE, UNDERSTAND & CREATE: A Digital Literacy Framework for Canadian Schools

USE, UNDERSTAND & CREATE provides a road map for teaching digital literacy skills in Canadian schools. The framework draws on seven key aspects of digital literacy – ethics and empathy, privacy and security, community engagement, digital health, consumer awareness, finding and verifying and making and remixing – and provides teachers with supporting lessons and interactive resources that are linked to curriculum outcomes for every province and territory.

Digital and Media Literacy Outcomes by Province & Territory

This web section provides detailed information on media education for each province and territory, information on provincial/territorial media education organizations, and a listing of media education curricular outcomes, by grade, with links to supporting MediaSmarts resources.