Wacky Media Songs: Community Engagement Lesson Plan

Level: Grade K to 3

About the Author: Matthew Johnson, Director of Education, MediaSmarts.

Duration: 10-15 minutes per activity

Community Engagement

This lesson is part of USE, UNDERSTAND & ENGAGE: A digital media literacy framework for Canadian schools


This lesson series contains discussion topics and extension activities for teachers to integrate the TVOKids Original series Wacky Media Songs. This lesson focuses on students’ ability to influence positive social norms in online spaces and to speak out as active, engaged citizens.

Learning outcomes

Students will:

  • Understand that media are constructions that present partial and imperfect reflections of reality
  • Understand that media have social and political implications
  • Distinguish between fact and opinion and between reliable and unreliable sources
  • Understand that interactions through digital media can have a real impact
  • Consider the ways that their actions affect their communities and people around them

Preparation and materials