Media Literacy Resources for Primary and Secondary
Media Literacy Week is an annual event that promotes digital media literacy across Canada. Hosted by Media Smarts, Media Literacy Week 2023 takes place October 23 to 27. For more resources from Media Smarts, click here.
Media Literacy Week becomes more and more relevant every year as technology develops and integrates itself more and more into our everyday lives. The goal of the week is to highlight the importance of thinking critically about media and that thinking critically is crucial to making wise decisions and developing informed opinions.
Below are resources we’ve made for both primary and secondary students. Enjoy!
Animate Everything! (A Study Guide is available for CAMPUS subscribers)
Divided into four short, easy-to-understand chapters, Animate Everything introduces basic concepts of animation to a young audience.
This short animation film tells the story of a family road trip across the Canadian prairies set in the 1970s.
Staying Real – Teens Confront Sexual Stereotypes
This documentary is geared to 11 to 13-year-olds in which preteens and teens discuss the adverse effects of the sexual stereotypes they’re bombarded with.
StopMoStudio – Stop-Motion Animation Workshop (A Study Guide is available for CAMPUS subscribers)
Experience this workshop online and discover the exciting world of stop-motion animation from NFB workshop experts.
Director Alethea Arnaquq-Baril joins a new tech-savvy generation of Inuit as they campaign to challenge long-established perceptions of seal hunting.
RiP! A Remix Manifesto
Join filmmaker Brett Gaylor and mashup artist Girl Talk as they explore copyright and content creation in the digital age.
This short documentary examines the role of social media in the lives of teenagers.
The Colour of Beauty
The Colour of Beauty is a shocking short documentary that examines racism in the fashion industry.
This is Not a Movie
For more than 40 years, journalist Robert Fisk has reported on some of the most violent and divisive conflicts in the world.
- Body Image in the Media (Ages 12-17)
- Makers and Creators (Ages 13+)
- The Effects of Advertising and Consumerism (Ages 15+)
- Media Education (Ages 13+)
- NFB Media School: Supporting Engagement through Digital Storytelling
- 5 Tips for Facilitating a Film Discussion in the Classroom
- Integrating Media School Into Your Classroom
- Animating Media Literacy
- Media Literacy: The Key 21st-Century Competency
- Do Social Media and Classrooms Mix?
- TikTok in the Classroom? Learning on Social Media
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