This is a collection of news and media literacy resources to help your students (various grade levels) explore the implications of the information they create, share, and consume. They'll develop skills that can help them go beyond fake news to identify the most reliable sources.
In 10 episodes, John Green will teach you how to navigate the internet! We’ve partnered with MediaWise, The Poynter Institute, and The Stanford History Education Group to develop this curriculum of hands-on skills to help you evaluate the information you read online.
This lesson, for grades 5-6, is about search skills and critical thinking; it teaches students how to be specific in their online searches to avoid unwanted results, how to judge legitimacy, and how to find legitimate sources online for media works such as music, videos and movies.
This lesson, for grades 10-12, is designed to help students determine the validity of information on the Internet. After reviewing key evaluation techniques, students assess selected online sources for accuracy, authority, advocacy, and objectivity.
This guide offers tips for dealing with life online once you are in college or university. The guide is divided into four sections: surviving school, money management, online relationships and taking care of yourself.
This is a collection of engaging "missions" during which students read a story on a social network feed; the story might be entirely true, entirely false, or somewhere in between. Students click on different parts to see the clues and then decide how reliable the story is and how to respond. Each scenario is designed to be played in 15 minutes or less.
This news literacy program aims to equip students in grades 4 - 12 with skills to assess information online, determine what sources are accurate and credible, and build awareness of journalism’s role in democracy. The resources, including lessons and videos, are themed: Journalism, The News, The Internet, Fake News and Verification.