A Media Literacy Toolkit for Educators

Welcome to Media Learn, a free lesson plan library for teachers! Here you can find creative and stimulating lessons plans that help students and teachers learn how to read, speak and create media. Media literacy includes many other skills such as information literacy, film literacy and visual literacy and spans across a range of themes, that can be adapted to any subject or level. Explore the free available resources by theme, skills, target age and duration and discover all the fun and exciting ways media literacy can be a part of your subject.

Media Learn is an education platform that is part of Media What, a non-profit organization that is focused on promoting media literacy through participatory media activities. This platform was made possible through funding by the U.S. State Department and Tech Camp.


We tell the stories that we want to remember, and with words, visuals and sounds, we document realities using interviews, archived footage, real people. Within the context of media literacy, the theme of memory is an exploration of narrative storytelling and ways of documenting personal stories, and more critically, understanding that all stories offer just a slice of the whole.



We can identify with our gender or our race. We can identify with being teenagers or teachers. We can even identify as the thing we most love —right, Potterheads? Within the context of media literacy, the theme of identity explores self-representations, and through unpacking visually constructed identities, we can really reflect about who we really are and who we really assert that, online and offline. 



How we think about community and participation has really changed with new digital media. Online, news, entertainment and user content blend together, and this influences how we understand the world and our reality. Within the context of media literacy, the theme of citizenship focuses on understanding privacy and expression online, critically evaluating online information and exploring online personalization and its impact on democratic processes.