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Aug 01, 2019 2019-08-01

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Mueller Report—An Educational Tool for Teaching About Democracy

Teachers can use the Mueller report—officially titled “Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election”—as the focus of a classroom discussion about democracy. Teachers and professors have used the report in history classes and in government, law, political science, and other courses in high school, college, and law school. For those educators who want to use the report but are unsure how, helpful new material is available from the News Literacy Project, a national education nonprofit that offers nonpartisan programs to teach students how to distinguish truth from fiction in the digital age. Published in The Sift, the News Literacy Project’s weekly guide for educators on digital literacy, the material on the Mueller report includes discussion and activity ideas for teachers. The Digital Public Library of America and the Internet Archive have released a new linked version of the report fully accessible to the print disabled.

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