Common Sense: News Literacy Lessons to Help Students Understand Election Media

Use these free lesson plans to help students apply media literacy skills in a real-world context. Politics and elections come with a confusing media landscape. But elections, and the media’s coverage of them, also offer valuable opportunities for students to learn and practice media literacy skills. Whether it’s a presidential election, a midterm election cycle, or a smaller state or local race, students can use these authentic opportunities to engage with election-cycle news.