"Media Literacy Week is an annual national campaign hosted by and the Canadian Teachers Federation to promote digital and media literacy, with activities and events taking place in classrooms, libraries, museums and community groups from coast to coast to coast.
Whether you’re a community organizer, educator or simply an engaged online citizen, join us from October 7-11, 2019 to Break the Fake and remind Canadians to check before sharing news and info online."
This year's theme is entitled Break The Fake and strives to remind us that, "in today's digital world, critical thinking is more important than ever". Perhaps my favourite part of this entire campaign is that they emphasize this theme with the use of the infamous and adorable Canadian House Hippo!
Visit the Media Smarts website to access all of the amazing resources they've curated for educators. A sneak peek of their curated materials is available below:
Take part in Media Literacy Week (October 7-11) and use our educational materials:
- Break the Fake workshop
- Break the Fake lesson plans
- Break the Fake poster
- House hippo poster
- Break the Fake fact-checking tip sheets
- The following resources are also available for use with your students:
- has compiled the six key concepts of media literacy, created easy-to-understand videos to introduce these concepts to your students, and developed lesson plans to extend your students' learning!A selection of 13 videos from the Crash Course YouTube Channel.