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The National Literacy Project, based in London, has resources for educators about
false news and media literacy issues.
NewsWise offers free, high-quality news literacy education resources, experiences
and support for teachers of students between ages 9 and 11. Funded by Google, it
is a collaborative program involving Guardian journalists and specialists in literacy
and PSHE (personal, social, health and economics) education.
The Media Literacy Council, whose members include representatives from the
private sector, the public sector and the general public, promotes public education
on media literacy and cyber-wellness and advises the government on appropriate
policy responses to the evolving world of media, technology and consumer
participation. Its website includes resources for all ages (some in both English and
Chinese), from the youngest citizens through the oldest.
ABC News (the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, the country’s national
broadcaster) offers a variety of news and media literacy resources, including
a number of videos created for the country’s first Media Literacy Week in
September 2018. ABC also partners with RMIT University on Fact Check, which
examines the accuracy of statements made by politicians, public figures,
advocacy groups and institutions engaged in public debate.
Common Sense Media, based in San Francisco, California, offers information and
guidance to parents and educators about the safe use of technology and media by
children and teens.
iCivics provides lesson plans and other resources that help U.S. educators enhance
civics instruction and engagement in their classrooms. (Full disclosure: iCivics
is working with the News Literacy Project on the marketing of Checkology virtual
classroom student licenses.)
The National Association for Media Literacy Education is a membership
organization that supports the growth of media literacy knowledge throughout the
U.S. education system. NAMLE holds an annual conference and sponsors Media