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What you'll learn

Is it ever OK to cite Wikipedia? What makes a source trustworthy? How can you identify quality information? This broad introduction to media literacy gives students a set of tools they can use to evaluate sources online, on TV and in print, with an emphasis on developing research skills. Through hands-on activities and discussion, students learn how to build their media savvy and put their new tools and abilities to the test.

Grade(s)
  • 6-12
Duration
50 minutes
Day(s) offered
Monday–Friday
Time(s) offered
9 a.m.–4 p.m. ET
Cost

Free

Venue and Capacity
  • Virtual (no limit)
Minimum enrollment
10 participants
Enrollment type
Registration required

Virtual classes must be requested at least two weeks in advance. To request a free virtual class, please complete the virtual request form. All reservations are tentative pending confirmation of hardware and software capabilities.

You can register by completing our online form, calling 202/292-6650 or emailing educationprograms@freedomforum.org.

Please notify us at least one week in advance if you must cancel your reservation.

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