My World Media Literacy

BBC's My World Media Literacy series is freely available on Curio.ca until June 30th

BBC Learning and Microsoft Education, in partnership with BBC World Service, deliver a powerful media literacy initiative for educators and students ages 11 through 14, designed to help students determine fact from fiction in the news.  This suite of resources includes 10 lesson plans with curriculum extensions, 10 dynamically produced video segments from the BBC World Service, and a professional development introduction video to help educators kick start the use of the My World education element in their classrooms. 

The My World Media Literacy program aims to accurately inform students about what is happening around them and bring a deeper understanding of the different issues their peers face in other parts of the world. 

*After June 30th, Curio’s BBC Channel subscribers will continue to have access to the series.

Episodes

My World Media Literacy What is news? New

With so much talk of fake news, why is it important to have real, trustworthy news sources? In this video, Radzi goes behind the scenes at the BBC to show how the news is made and how journalists work.
  • 2020
  • 00:03:41
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/06/2020

My World Media Literacy My World Media Literacy: Professional Development Introduction New

Are your students ready to embark on a media literacy journey? The My World media literacy program, brought to you by the BBC, is the perfect tool to teach students about the importance of being a responsible consumer of news, and promises to provide a measurable impact to your students learning decision-making and overall ability to form their own opinions. ...
  • 2020
  • 00:04:34
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/06/2020

My World Media Literacy How do journalists find the news? New

When making the news, journalists have to do a lot of research to find a good story. Social media and the internet have sped up the process, but journalists still have to consider where to find their sources, what questions to ask, and whether or not they can trust their sources. Then, they gather information such as interviews, videos and ...
  • 2020
  • 00:02:47
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/06/2020

My World Media Literacy Getting the news right New

On June 3, 2019, there was a violent attack on the streets of Khartoum, the capital of Sudan. More than 100 people were killed. There were no official records of what happened, but we spoke to a team of BBC journalists who were able to find and verify hundreds of videos filmed on phones, and hold those responsible to account. ...
  • 2020
  • 00:05:31
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/06/2020

My World Media Literacy Different perspectives New

Journalists are responsible for showing a whole range of opinions, so that people have reliable information to help them decide what to think for themselves. President Putin's rule of Russia is something that divides public opinion. This video shows how journalists include different points of view, providing background and context to reflect the full story.
  • 2020
  • 00:04:25
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/06/2020

My World Media Literacy Who decides? New

Everything you see, read and hear on the news is based on decisions, because there simply isn't enough space to report everything happening in the world. Have you ever thought about who makes those decisions, and why? What roles do people play in the process – and how much do computer algorithms have to answer for?
  • 2020
  • 00:02:32
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/06/2020

My World Media Literacy Who's your source? New

When journalists begin researching a news story they rely on many different types of sources, such as articles, historical documents, news reports and people. Each of these sources must be trustworthy, and when interviewing people, journalist must look through the lens of understanding motivation and whether the person can be a trustworthy source. This video will show how BBC journalists ...
  • 2020
  • 00:07:44
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/06/2020

My World Media Literacy Where do you find your news? New

News can be gathered and consumed from so many different places – online, newspapers, radio, TV.  Whatever your preference, you need to take into account whether you can trust the source. This video will provide tips that you can use to find news from trustworthy news sources.
  • 2020
  • 00:02:39
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/06/2020

My World Media Literacy What about social media? New

Social media is such a powerful source for today’s news. This video talks about social media, explores how to determine when it's ok to share news, and what makes a story go viral. Host Radzi will also take viewers through a technical exercise of how to spot deep fake news.
  • 2020
  • 00:06:05
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/06/2020

My World Media Literacy Why does the news keep changing? New

Developing news stories happen when news stories grow and change over time. It is important to report on new facts or themes when they emerge. The 2019 wildfires in Australia provide the backdrop for this video, as we follow the news reports of the devastation and uncover the different sources reported on how the fires started.
  • 2020
  • 00:02:47
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/06/2020