News Literacy Network: find the right fake news and critical literacy teaching resources

The News Literacy Network aims to empower and equip news consumers of all ages with the confidence, knowledge and skills they need to engage critically with news and current affairs. Founded in 2018 by NewsWise, the network is chaired by the National Literacy Trust and comprises media, education and charitable organisations.

To help teachers find the most useful resources about fake news and critical literacy, the News Literacy Network has compiled the best resources we could find from a wide range of providers.

We have also created flowcharts which let you quickly work out which of the resources available will be most suitable for your school.

Support for teaching fake news - flowchart for primary teachers

Support for teaching fake news- flowchart for secondary teachers

Or follow the links below to see what is available.

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Work with a media or expert organisation

Find out how you and your pupils can work with journalists and media professionals to help develop news literacy.

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Primary lesson resources

Access resources from a range of providers which can help you to teach primary-aged pupils about fake news and give them critical literacy skills.

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Secondary lesson resources

Download lesson plans, schemes of work and other resources to support teaching secondary students about fake news and critical literacy.

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Displays and classroom resources

This page includes posters and other display materials which you can use to help keep your students informed about fake news and media literacy.

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How libraries can help

Get fake news resources to use in school libraries, and case studies of how other libraries have approached this subject.

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Staff training

Access resources and training sessions which can help staff be better prepared to teach about fake news and the media.

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Child-friendly news

Links to news and current affairs which is written specifically for young people.

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