The media can no longer be left at the classroom door. Our definition of literacy must be expanded to include media literacy. Our young people must develop the habits of inquiry and the skills of expression they need to become critical thinkers and effective communicators in today’s media-rich environment.

Here you will find a wide variety of resources including lesson plans and activities that can be adapted to your particular situation. You will also find numerous media resources that can be used to assemble your own collection of media samples for current or future use.

Media Literacy-Based Curriculum Available
TISSAM is a curriculum developed by Washington State high school students for presentation by junior and senior students to students in 7-9th grades. The Latino TISSAM program developed in collaboration with Seattle Public Schools is also available here.