How can educators help students navigate the treacherous terrain of misinformation that runs rampant online? The Stanford History Education Group’sCivic 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.
For more than 30 years, National Geographic’s Boyd Matson has traveled the globe, reporting on nature, exploration, science, and adventure—from the heights of Mount Everest to the frigid waters of Antarctica. As the host of Wild Chronicles, Matson reports on people who are exploring Earth, solving its scientific mysteries, and advocating for its protection.
The High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia, holds one of the most significant collections of photographs of the civil rights movement. The works in the online exhibition “Civil Rights Photography” are only a small selection of the collection, which includes more than 300 photographs that document the social protest movement.