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, brought to you by MediaSmarts and supported by the Canadian Teachers’ Federation.
In 2021, the teachers’ hub featured five days of lesson plans and activities curated around five media literacy themes - use, understand, engage, access and verify! We’ve also brought you three pre-recorded plug and play lessons, led by MediaSmarts experts, covering topics like body image, online hate and identifying what’s real online.
Incorporate these digital media literacy activities into your classroom activities during Media Literacy Week and beyond!
Plug and play lessons
MediaSmarts has developed video versions of selected lessons designed so that teachers can present the lessons on a screen or digital whiteboard with minimal preparation. Each video lesson is presented by one of MediaSmarts’ media education specialists and includes opportunities for discussion, classroom activities and assessment.
October 29: Verify
Looking for more resources?
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.
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.