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Resources for Educators During the Coronavirus Pandemic
  • Classroom Management
  • Pre-K, K-2, 3-5, MS, HS, PD
Get free tips and tools to support school closures and transitions to online and at-home learning with these resources for educators. You're already...
Use the #TakeAKnee Protest to Explore the Legacy of Black Athletes and Activism
During the 2016 NFL season, Colin Kaepernick (at the time a quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers) kneeled during the national anthem to protest...
Real Fake News: Exploring Actual  Examples of Newspaper Bias
  • Multiple Subjects
  • High School
This lesson will help students build a more informed understanding of "fake news" by examining real cases of biased or false reporting and the...
Are Phones and Social Media a Distraction in Museums and Galleries?
We tend to think of museums and art galleries as places of quiet contemplation and reflection, but that's not always the case -- especially now that...
Are Deepfake Videos a Threat to Democracy?
  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS
Every day, teens engage with countless images and videos that have been edited or digitally altered. From simple Snapchat filters to short,...
Are Targeted Political Ads Deceiving Voters?
  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS
Many political campaigns use a tactic called "microtargeting" to send very specific messages to different voters. But how much can one politician...
Discuss with Your Students How the News Covers Mass Violence
  • Multiple Subjects
  • High School
Mass violence -- including school shootings -- has been happening with disturbing frequency, and with each incident comes around-the-clock news and...
How Netflix Thumbnails Keep You Watching
  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS
For a long time, Netflix has used clever tricks to engage viewers and keep them on the platform, watching show after show. One way they do this is...
How to Use the Vaping and Juuling Trend to Teach Media Literacy
  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS
It's estimated that 3 million students vape, and many use one e-cigarette or vaping product in particular: Juul. Advertisements made Juul seem like a...
Can We Understand Health and Science News from Headlines Alone?
  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS
Use this activity to help students view the information they're seeing in the media through the lens of healthy skepticism. From recognizing how...