Learn with Media: Lesson Plans and PD for HumanitiesLearn with Media: Lesson Plans and PD for Humanities

Get started with media literacy. FREE standards-aligned classroom resources and educator professional development courses provided by nonprofit public media station KQED.

Classroom Resources

Lesson plans and resources aligned to Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and ISTE standards, and geared toward middle and high school classes in English, civics, journalism, history, social studies, art and more. 

Above the Noise
Kick off meaningful discussions with this award-winning video series co-produced by KQED and PBS Digital Studios.  Try one of these:

Call for Change Youth Media Challenge

Young people are leading the way as advocates for change on a local, national and global level. Help your students reach beyond the classroom and share their ideas for how to make the world a better place with this audio or video commentary project.

Explore the public showcase of student submissions and all the challenge topics.

PBS LearningMedia
Activities, lesson plans and resources for middle and high school.

Professional Learning 

Gain the confidence to create digital media for your classroom and to teach media literacy skills to your students with these free, online courses. 

“Super PD resource for making media in the classroom”
-Common Sense Education

PBS Media Literacy Educator Certification by KQED

A great way to demonstrate your skills in teaching media literacy. Certification is earned by completing 8 micro-credentials.

More Education Content from KQED 

  • Mind/Shift  Explore the future of learning in all its dimensions — including cultural and technology trends, groundbreaking research, education policy and more on this blog and podcast. 
  • Deep Look  Explore big scientific mysteries by going incredibly small with Deep Look, a new ultra-HD (4K) short video series.
  • Art School  A video series for people who want to learn about art, with artist interviews and how-to videos.

KQED Classics


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