Media Literacy (Elementary)

Media Literacy (Elementary)

Students practice identifying unreliable and false information.

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Cyber Society_Media Literacy Elementary
Course
Course
Cyber Society
Subjects
Subjects
Humanities
Grade Levels
Grade Levels
4
5
Duration (hours)
Duration (Approx hours)
10
Overview
Students explore different types of media to identify unreliable and false information by searching for clues of credibility, accuracy, reasonableness, and supporting evidence.
Standards
RI.4-5.1
W.4-5.1
W.4-5.2
W.4-5.6
W.4-5.7
W.4-5.8
W.4.9
SL.4-5.1
SL.4-5.4
SL.4-5.5
D1.1.3-5
D1.5.3-5
D2.Civ.2.3-5
D2.Civ.8.3-5
D3.1.3-5
D3.2.3-5
D3.3.3-5
D3.4.3-5
D4.1.3-5
D4.2.3-5
D4.3.3-5
Cyber Connections
Digital Citizenship
Digital Literacy
Section Title
Lessons
Accordion Items
Title
Defining Media Literacy
Content

Students will explore the concept of media literacy by examining artifacts and testing their personal skills to identify unreliable and false information. 

Title
Searching for Credibility Clues
Content

Students will evaluate the credibility of information by considering the journalistic role, professionalism, and credentials of the author, as well as interpret the information in a URL. 

Title
Searching for Accuracy Clues
Content

Students will examine media examples for “emotional traps” in the form of conspiracies, fake science, hoaxes, fake news, and scams. They will distinguish between opinion articles and fact articles. 

Title
Searching for Reasonableness Clues
Content

Students will examine media examples for “reasonableness.” They will explore parody and look for clues that indicate that images are fake or do not represent the truth. 

Title
Searching for Supporting Evidence Clues
Content

Students will students will examine media examples for “supporting evidence.” They will learn to “triangulate” information to prove or disprove against information in other reliable sources. 

Title
Teaching Others to Read the Clues
Content

Students will make plans to create a public service announcement to teach a specific media literacy skill. 

Title
Collaborating
Content

Students will continue collaborating to create their plans developed in the previous lesson. 

Title
Showcase and Celebrate
Content

Students will share their completed projects with the class and invited guests, and offer sincere compliments and feedback to their peers.