Researchers have developed an online game to “vaccinate” people against fake news—by showing them how to become a fake news mogul. In the game, called Bad News, players use misleading tactics to build their own fake news empire.
Educators from Harvard UniversityGraduate School of Education (HGSE), Massachusetts Institute ofTechnologyTeaching Systems Lab, and the instructional design firm Fresh Cognate have created Youth in Front, a new hub of learning-oriented resources and multimedia assets for young activists and educators interested in making their voices heard—particularly those who are stepping into activism for the first time, as well as for educators who are responding to action in their schools and communities.
The Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest challenges public middle and high schools across the country to help improve their communities using STEAM skills. This year’s projects tackle current issues such as natural disaster relief and safety, opioid addiction, water quality, and enablement of students with autism.
In January 2018, nonprofit iCivics released a Spanish-language version of the gameDo I Have a Right, which teaches children about civil rights. The organization was launched by retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.
Recognizing the vital role that teachers play in citizenship awareness and law-related service programs, the American Lawyers Alliance (ALA) sponsors an annual Teacher of the Year Award to honor US public and private middle school and high school teachers who have made significant contributions in law-related education.