Learning resources | Media literacy

Explore the topics of fake news and propaganda, learn tips to navigate sources of news and consider 'should you believe everything you are told?'.

Media Literacy at People's History Museum

Fake News

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Fake News is a new term but not a new phenomenon. Use critical thinking to question and inquire before forming your own opinion on a piece of news.

Think about your own media footprint and the impact we can all have on the world when we share news. 

This resource can be used on its own or with this supporting presentation:

Fake news – presentation

Suitable for Key Stages 3 and 4 (ages 11+)

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Propaganda

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Propaganda is all around us and influences the decisions we make on a daily basis.

By learning how to identify it, we can challenge information we are given and make decisions based on our own judgement; this is the important foundation of any democracy.

This resource can be used on its own or with this supporting presentation:

Propaganda – presentation

Suitable for Key Stages 3 and 4 (ages 11+)

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Fake news is old news

Mark Wilson, Exhibitions Officer with Universal Suffrage or the Scum Uppermost hand coloured engraving in Disrupt? Peterloo and Protest exhibition

 

Read this blog post by PHM Exhibitions Officer Mark Wilson who puts the spotlight on a 200 year old cartoon Universal Suffrage or the Scum Uppermost by George Cruikshank.

Suitable for all ages

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