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AN ACT concerning education.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The School Code is amended by adding Section
27-20.08 as follows:
(105 ILCS 5/27-20.08 new)
(a) In this Section, "media literacy" means the ability to
access, analyze, evaluate, create, and communicate using a
variety of objective forms, including, but not limited to,
print, visual, audio, interactive, and digital texts.
(b) Beginning with the 2022-2023 school year, every public
high school shall include in its curriculum a unit of
instruction on media literacy. The unit of instruction shall
include, but is not limited to, all of the following topics:
(1) Accessing information: Evaluating multiple media
platforms to better understand the general landscape and
economics of the platforms, as well as issues regarding
the trustworthiness of the source of information.
(2) Analyzing and evaluating media messages:
Deconstructing media representations according to the
authors, target audience, techniques, agenda setting,
stereotypes, and authenticity to distinguish fact from