School effectiveness

Media in society

BBC News Online: politics
The BBC’s slant on current political stories

CBBC newsround
Includes citizenship resources for teachers.

Channel 4 learning ( interactive courses) (
Online course designed for students aged 14-19 who are studying English, Media Studies, Citizenship and related subjects.

Culture, media and citizenship
Examples of good practice from Ctizenship Foundation website.

Education Guardian
Education in the news.

Media Literacy classroom
Website that explores how teachers can engage students through the pop culture, news and advertisements at the same time as helping to build critical thinking and analytic skills.

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)
UNESCOs activities to promote freedom of expression, press freedom, independence and pluralism of the media, democracy, peace and tolerance

Who rules: the media (
Channel 4 learning website for 14-19 year olds that looks at the role the media plays in government. Includes a game (“Spin Doctor”) in which students have the opportunity to role-play a government spin doctor. Also includes lesson plan for teachers.

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Last updated: 24 Oct 2016