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Jan 15, 2021

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Symbolizing American Strength and Freedom: The Capitol Story

In 1814, British troops marched on Washington, DC, intent on striking a blow against the capital city during the War of 1812. The first public building they encountered was the unfinished Capitol. A feature of eight videos on the US Capitol’s website describes what the Capitol looked like at that time, how the British attempted to destroy it, and how their actions shaped the future of the building.

Jan 15, 2021

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Comparing Mass Media Reports of the News

According to the news platform Newscompare, just 41 percent of Americans believe the mass media report the news “fully, accurately and fairly.” Even fewer Americans who are politically involved believe what they see on television, read in newspapers, or hear on radio.

Jan 15, 2021

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Evaluating the Trustworthiness of Online Sources

How can educators help students navigate the treacherous terrain of misinformation that runs rampant online? The Stanford History Education Group’s Civic Online Reasoning (COR) curriculum features 67 free lessons 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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Oct 01, 2020

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Curriculum for Evaluating the Trustworthiness of Online Sources

Misinformation runs rampant online. How can educators help students navigate this treacherous terrain? The Stanford History Education Group’s Civic Online Reasoning (COR) curriculum features 67 free lessons and assessments that teach students the methods fact-checkers use to sort fact from fiction by evaluating the trustworthiness of online sources.

Sep 15, 2020

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Writing Curriculum Offering Teens a Creative Outlet in Extraordinary Times

The New 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.

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