One of our primary objectives at MLN is to provide tools for advocates to educate policymakers at all levels about media literacy – what it is, and the solutions it offers. This sample scope and sequence is intended to be used as such a tool, one of several in the MLN toolbox.
We join many others in striving to ensure that comprehensive Media Literacy education becomes standard in grades k-12. But the concept of “comprehensive Media Literacy education” can be complicated for advocates to explain and therefore difficult for policymakers to comprehend. This document, created by Dr. Katie Quartuch, a volunteer for MLN who is a primary and secondary school educator, is designed to illustrate what a comprehensive Media Literacy program in a k-12 school system might look like. She completed this document as part of her PhD work.
This document is not intended to be the final say in comprehensive media literacy, or even to be a recommended scopes and sequences.Rather, it’s a tool for advocates, and will become the basis for a discussion among a diverse set of educators MLN is convening: the MLN K-12 Educator Brain Trust. (For application information, please go here.)