First Draft—a project of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy based at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government—uses research-based methods to fight misinformation and disinformation online.
NewsFeed Defenders,by iCivics and FactCheck.org, is a freemedia 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.
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 freevideoseries, students will explore America’s civic holidays and constitutional history.
StudentCam is C-SPAN’s video documentary competition that encourages students to think critically about issues affecting their communities and the nation. This year students in grades 6-12 are asked to create a short (five- to six-minute) video documentary.
Prior to the 2018 midterm elections, Facing History and Ourselves created a teaching idea that offers approaches to addressing the results of the midterms with students, no matter what the outcome. By giving students time to pause and reflect, process and think critically, teachers can model civil discourse and support their students’ civic development.