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Media and Me

Media and Me

From journalism to social media to advertising to gaming, students need to learn how to critically analyse media and safely navigate an increasingly digital world.

Media and Me: Media literacy at the NFSA. Animation, 2021.

What is Media and Me?

Media and Me is a facilitated media literacy program that examines storytelling through animation, advertising, gaming, social media, film and music and explores how media has evolved over time in its methods of influencing and persuading viewers.

We explore questions such as:

  • How is media influencing you?
  • What techniques do composers use to engage you in the story?
  • What does it mean to be a media literate citizen?

And much more… 

Media and Me empowers young people in their increasingly digitised world to make safe choices online. It is also a great introduction to Australian film and sound history and the NFSA collection.

'Media literacy is the ability to critically engage with media in all aspects of life. It is a form of lifelong literacy that is essential for full participation in society.'

- Australian Media Literacy Alliance (AMLA)

This program works best for 9 to 13 year olds but can be adapted to suit all ages. With direct curriculum links and an engaging collection of clips, your students will have a valuable experience exploring Media and Me

Please noteMedia and Me is a PACER program.


Where: Onsite – in our historic Theatrette

What: Fully facilitated (teachers must attend). 60 minute duration

Cost: $7 per student (max 99, min 10)

Session Times: Monday to Thursday: 9:00am, 10:15am, 11:30am, 1:00pm, 2:15pm, 3:30pm

Friday: 9:00am, 10:15am (small group sessions up to 30 visitors only)

Book: Please book via the Book Canberra Excursions website. You can read our booking terms and conditions here.

For specific requests or further information contact

Learning resources

After you have attended the Media and Me program, download these free educational resources for both Primary and Secondary students. 

Media and Me: follow-up activities for primary school students

Media and Me: follow-up activities for secondary school students

And here is another resource that you can use to unpack some core ideas with your class:

Download: Media and Me – Educational Resource, produced by the NFSA and Museum of Australian Democracy.

Curriculum Alignment 

Media and Me meets the General Curriculum priorities of: 

  • Literacy 
  • Critical and creative thinking  
  • Information Communication Technology Capability. 

It is suitable across all subjects and particularly complements the subjects of English, Media Arts and Technologies and shows potential connections with other learning areas, the general capabilities and cross-curriculum priorities.  


Media and Me also meets these specific curriculum priorities: 

  • Year 6 English, Interpreting, analysing, evaluating: Use comprehension strategies to interpret and analyse information and ideas, comparing content from a variety of textual sources including media and digital texts (ACELY1713) 
  • Year 6 Technologies: Plan, create and communicate ideas and information, including collaboratively online, applying agreed ethical, social and technical protocols (ACTDIP022) 
  • Year 7 Civics and Citizenship: Identify, gather and sort information and ideas from a range of sources (ACHCS055)