My World Media Literacy

BBC's My World Media Literacy series is freely available on 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.


My World Media Literacy Why does the news keep changing?

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

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Teacher Guide(s)

  • My World Lesson 9: Why Do Some News Stories Evolve?