The Georgia Historical Society has created a Media Literacy Activity Guide to help students in grades 2-12 develop critical thinking skills through media literacy, which is the ability to analyze, evaluate, and create various forms of communication. According to the nonprofit, students will also be able to explore the rise of mass media during the Cold War and the Late 20th Century through an accompanying online digital publication.

“Media literacy was first introduced during the rise of mass media and television in the 1960s as traditional education shifted from solely focusing on ancient and classical texts to also using current events and popular culture to teach lessons.” – Georgia Historical Society

Lessons include:

  • Spot the Ad
  • Fact vs. Opinion
  • Lateral Reading
  • Assessing Point of View and Audience in Propaganda Activity