C-SPAN Classroom has a new lesson plan that is timely given the recent discussions about fake news stories created and shared through social media. Media Literacy & Fake News is a free lesson plan based on five C-SPAN videos featuring authors and other experts talking about the role of media in influencing how people think about political topics. Two of the video clips used in the lesson are titled “Fake News” Sites and Effects on Democracy and Role of Media and Fake News. The last video in the lesson plan, Satire vs Fake News, features writers from The Onion talking about political satire versus misinformation.
Project Look Sharp, a program of Humanities & Sciences at Ithaca College, has developed a series of freeconstructivist media-decoding lessons that teach critical thinkingskills about COVID-19–related topics.
TheNew York Times Learning Network is again offering middle schools and high schools a free, flexible seven-unit writing program based on the real-world writing found in newspapers—from editorials and reviews to personal narratives and informational essays.
Registration is now available for the ISTE Creative Constructor Lab Virtual! Get hands-on with top minds in the education world for one week of connecting, learning, and thinking differently—onlineOctober 3–10, 2020.