Misinformation runs rampant online. How can educators help students navigate this treacherous terrain? The Stanford History Education Group’s Civic Online Reasoning (COR) curriculumfeatures 67 freelessons and assessments that teach students the methods fact-checkers use to sort fact from fiction by evaluating the trustworthiness of online sources.
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The New York Times offers a lesson for students on the life and influence of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on September 18 at age 87. The lesson provides an article and short video that discuss her impact on the law and offers some warm-up questions, along with writing and discussion prompts.
Since 2020 is an election year, many topics and questions are on the minds of social studies students as they engage in civic life. The National Council for the Social Studies invites high school students to contribute short videos or serve on a panel during a live town hall broadcast to speak out on the subjects of citizenship, the election process, and civics.
Launched in September 2020, the Virtual Online Museum of Art (VOMA) is more than just an online gallery. VOMA is entirely virtual, from the paintings and drawings hanging on the walls to the museum’s computer-generated building itself, giving viewers a new way of experiencing art that transports them to an art space without having to leave their computers.