Curriculum for Evaluating the Trustworthiness of Online Sources
Misinformation runs rampant online. How can educators help students navigate this treacherous terrain? The Stanford History Education Group’s Civic Online Reasoning (COR) curriculum features 67 freelessons and assessments that teach students the methods fact-checkers use to sort fact from fiction by evaluating the trustworthiness of online sources. The lessons and assessments that make up the curriculum provide students with opportunities to apply fact-checkers’ questions to real-world examples. Tested in classrooms, the curriculum covers topics such as using Wikipedia wisely, evaluating claims on social media, determining website reliability, and identifying trustworthy evidence. The free materials allow students to practice and learn these important skills through structured activities.
Plus: Student materials for all of the Stanford History Education Group’s Reading Like a HistorianUS history lessons are now available as fillable PDFs. Fillable PDFs of World history lessons will be coming soon.
If you had told me back in December of 2019 that every one of my teachers would be proficient at scheduling and managing Zoom meetings and posting electronic assignments multiple times throughout the day using Seesaw and Schoology, I would probably have called you in for a psychiatric evaluation.
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