Media Literacy Discussion Questions

Instructor: Shanna Fox

Shanna has been an educator for 20 years and earned her Master of Education degree in 2017. She enjoys using her experience to provide engaging resources for other teachers.

Media literacy is an essential aspect of education today. Students should be able to digest, analyze, and create media in many forms. Help your students consider the components of engaging with media using these discussion questions.

Media Literacy Discussion Questions

Media literacy is the set of skills necessary to appropriately understand, analyze, and produce various forms of electronic communication, such as films, podcasts, social media, websites, video games, and songs, to name just a few. Helping students understand and apply media literacy skills is an essential part of any twenty-first century curriculum. Guide your middle or high school students to digest the many aspects of media literacy by using these discussion questions. Consider using them as a springboard for whole group discussion, to converse with a single student one-on-one, or to provide a list of questions to student teams.

  • Note: These questions are designed to be used after students have a strong understanding of the concept of media literacy.

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