Books, Articles, and More

Background information

Links to additional related information.


  1. Why It’s So Hard To Pay Attention, Explained By Science by Daniel J. Levitin (9-23-15)
  2. News and America’s Kids, a report on where kids get their news (3-7-17)
  3. Resources: Ballotpedia’s News Literacy Learning Journey, curated list of articles, videos, and more.
  4. The Relationship between Facts, Debate, and Education, why we need the art of debate in education. (January, 2021)
  5. Digital misinformation / disinformation and children, report from UNICEF. (August, 2021)
  6. Digital misinformation / disinformation and children: 10 things you need to know, brief overview of 10 impacts disinformation may have on children. (August, 2021)
  7. Information Overload Helps Fake News Spread, and Social Media Knows It, understanding how algorithm manipulators exploit our cognitive vulnerabilities empowers us to fight back. (December, 2020)
  8. A Letter from the Executive Director – NAMLE: Reframing the conversation about media literacy. (February, 2023)


  1. Lesson Plan Template (Word doc) Use this file to create your own activities
  2. PHILOSOPHY – Epistemology: Introduction to Theory of Knowledge (video) by Jennifer Nagel
  3. Truth Matters – Digital Literacy in the Post-Truth Era LiveBinder curated by Susan Brooks-Young
  4. Inside the bizarre world of internet trolls and propagandists TEDx Talk by Andrew Marantz
  5. Media Literacy Standards to Counter Truth Decay from the RAND Corp.
  6. Library & Information Literacy Gr. 9-12 (lesson plans)
  7. Library & Information Literacy Gr. 6-8 (lesson plans)
  8. Library & Information Literacy Gr. K-5 (lesson plans)
  9. Is That a Fact? by News Literacy Project (podcast)