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Teaching Media Literacy through Contemporary Issues

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Digital Citizenship

Code: 51104
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This book explores the meaning of citizenship generally and how it translates to today’s digital world. Students consider how we interact in the digital world, the effect of what we post online and the concept of “digital footprints”. They also learn to analyse information they encounter online, with a particular focus on recognising and differentiating between significant features of social media such as fake news, propaganda and satire. As they work through the topics in this resource, students apply what they have learnt to their own media projects.

Pages: 68 | Ages: 12-15 | Published: October 2019

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About the Author

Dale Sutherland has been a media studies and English teacher. She has a background in film and media, along with a passion for contemporary issues facing young people today. Now living in New Zealand’s Far North, she researches and writes full time.