Billed as a virtual "how-to" program for teaching media literacy to K-5 students, the Project SMARTArt web site showcases the results of a U.S. Department of Education-funded media literacy program at the Los Angeles Unified School District's Leo Politi Elementary School. The web site offers a wealth of educational resources at no charge, including professional development guides, sample lesson plans, and integrated classroom activities devoted to integrating media literacy into elementary curricula. The centerpiece of the program is the creation of a new guiding principle for media literacy education programs: that media literacy and the arts inform one...

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