If you’re looking to add digital literacy to your classes (which you should be!), there are some groups out there creating curriculum, aligning it to the standards, and making it very easy for us educators to stay on top of our game. Don’t reinvent the wheel, just adapt it.
For the U.S.:
Free online K-12 Curriculum fully aligned with standards and benchmarks across different disciplines. I can’t say enough about this website. Use it often, check back with it frequently, and share it with your parent community.
Very comprehensive site for Digital and Media Literacy that aligns with Canadian curriculum.
Here’s another website with newer resources and updated lessons for Health teachers. The focus is mainly nutrition and fitness, but I’ve really enjoyed using their lesson on Media Literacy and Body Image.
It’s free, you’ll just need to fill in your info to access it.
Another great resource:
The always great Kid’s Health: Classroom
I like to take new articles and research and structure my lessons around that, sometimes using the resources above for supplementary materials.
Sample Unit, October 2013