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Civic Literacy

Participating effectively in civic life, staying informed and understanding government processes, and exercising the rights and obligations of citizenship.

Civics Great Historical Trials

Feb 01, 2019

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Institute Exploring the Federal Judiciary with Historians and Judges

The American Bar Association and the Federal Judicial Center will conduct the 14th Annual Federal Trials and Great Debates in U.S. History summer institute in Washington, DC, June 23–28, 2019.

Could you spot fake news?

Feb 01, 2019

Entry

Media Literacy Game for Detecting Viral Deceptions

NewsFeed Defenders, by iCivics and FactCheck.org, is a free media literacy game that engages students with the standards of journalism, showing them how to spot a variety of methods behind the viral deceptions they face today. To play the game, students join a fictional social media site focused on news and information, where they meet challenges to level up from guest user to site administrator.

Digital and Media Literacy Fake News

Feb 01, 2019

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Video Series for Evaluating Digital Information

Crash Course is an educational YouTube channel started by the Green brothers, Hank Green and John Green, who are notable for their VlogBrothers channel. Crash Course has been working with MediaWise, a project from the nonprofit Poynter Institute for Media Studies, to help students evaluate the accuracy of digital information.

Top 5 Resources in December

Jan 18, 2019

Blog

Our Top Five Resources in December 2018

Each month we publish blogs and several newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in December.

Jan 15, 2019

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Video Series on Constitutional History and Civic Holidays

Created and produced by the National Constitution Center, Constitution Hall Pass features the museum’s education staff, distinguished scholars, and even some well-known faces who bring the story of America’s democracy to life. Through this free video series, students will explore America’s civic holidays and constitutional history.

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