U.S. Media Literacy Week

Description & History

The annual U.S. Media Literacy Week is hosted by the NAMLE. The mission is to highlight the power of media literacy education and its essential role in education all across the country. U.S. Media Literacy Week calls attention to media literacy education by bringing together hundreds of partners for events and activities around the country.


AASL Partner

The National Association of Media Literacy Education (NAMLE) is an association that works in alongside with the UNESCO’s global efforts to addressing media literacy during Media and Literacy Week. NAMLE was founded in 1997 and has continued to grow in their efforts to educate Americans about the importance of media literacy.


Professional Learning Resources

Media Literacy Week Ideas/Events
The school library relies on community engagement and these ideas and events that are happening nationwide may give you the perfect idea to start hosting your own community events to educate your community about Media Literacy Week and why it is so important for people of all ages to understand and learn about how to be information literate.

If you are looking for a more global perspective to bring to your school community, take a look at the NAMLE partner in Media Literacy Week, UNESCO. 

"Media Literacy: What is it and Why is it Important?"
The article from AllSides is a tool that is often used in information literacy lessons with our students and school community. Get some ideas from AllSides on how to plan your Media Literacy Week for your school community.


Learner Engagement Resources 

Lesson plans, ideas, and resources for Media Literacy Week:

  • Elementary
  • Middle (includes a  screen free game night, a mystery lab, and a social media podcasting program)
  • High


10 Ways to Celebrate Media Literacy Week
Programming ideas from UNESCO

GALE Media Literacy Week, All Levels
Resources from GALE to celebrate Media Literacy Week