Center for Media Literacy

Site Title

Center for Media Literacy




ED Related Page(s)

MediaLit Kits



Publication Year

2002 - 2007

Content Description:


The Center for Media Literacy (CML) is an educational organization that provides leadership, public education, professional development and educational resources nationally. Dedicated to promoting and supporting media literacy education as a framework for accessing, analyzing, evaluating, creating and participating with media content, CML works to help citizens, especially the young, develop critical thinking and media production skills needed to live fully in the 21st century media culture.


This site offers resources for providing media literacy education.


MediaLit Kits


Second Edition Literacy for 21st Century
  • In English


• Five Key Questions That Can Change the World
  • In English


  • Words of Wisdom: Teaching CML's 5 Key Questions


  • CM:L 5 Key Questions (PDF poster handout)


  • Key Questions to Guide Young Children - Breaking Down the 5 Key Questions for Kids


  • 5 Key Questions form the Foundation for Media Inquiry


  • Adapting the 5 Key Questions to Different Ages


Project SMARTArt


The CML MediaLit Kit™ provides a vision and directions for successfully introducing media literacy in classrooms and community groups from preK to college.

Based on longstanding theoretical foundations, the CML MediaLit Kit™ reflects a philosophy of empowerment through education and articulates the key components of an inquiry-based media literacy education, including the Five Core Concepts and the Five Key Questions of Media Literacy for deconstruction or consumers of media.

The CML MediaLit Kit™ provides, for the first time, an accessible, integrated outline of the established foundational concepts and implementation models needed to assist schools and districts in organizing and structuring teaching activities using a media literacy lens.

By adopting it as a framework for learning and teaching in a media age, the MediaLit Kit™ creates a common vocabulary, generates common understandings and promotes consistent  instructional methodology across disciplines, across grade levels, across schools and districts, even states and nations  


Health/Prevention Resources & Articles


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Educators (Pre-K to College)



MediaLit Kit resources are available in English, Spanish, Turkish


Author Affiliations

The Center for Media Literacy is an independent organization that is self-sustaining. M21, a project of Community Partners, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization which accepts tax-deductible donations.


CML is an independent non-partisan organization. Our services are available to all schools and organizations, whether public, private or parochial.