Media Literacy: Fact, Opinion, or Misrepresentation


This lesson plan helps students determine if media literacy information is credible.

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Media literacy is so important in today’s day and age. With social media being such a big part of our lives, it’s important to teach kids how to distinguish between facts and fiction, and how to use media in a positive way.

This Media Literacy: Fact, Opinion, or Misrepresentation lesson plan is the perfect way to do just that. Students will learn about the different media outlets that touch their lives daily. They’ll learn that they can’t trust everything they see or read online. And they’ll learn how to use media positively. By the end of the lesson, students will be able to explain how the media helps them understand a specific topic.

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5th Grade, 6th Grade


Language Arts

State Educational Standards


Lessons are aligned to meet the education objectives and goals of
most states. For more information on your state objectives, contact
your local Board of Education or Department of Education in your state.