The New York Times Learning Network’s “Country of the Week” feature helps to build students’ geography skills. A weekly interactive quiz introduces students to a country via a recent video or photograph and then asks them to find that place on a map. The quiz then focuses on the demographics and culture of the country.
The PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs (SRL)initiative is building the next generation of public media with a unique digital journalism curriculum, local PBS station mentors, and the opportunity to tell important community stories to the world. The program creates transformational education experiences for middle school and high school students in classrooms and afterschool environments.
The American Social History Project (ASHP) in the Center for Media Literacy at City University of New York has been at the forefront of history on the web since the mid-1990s, producing a variety of websites where teachers, students, and the general public can discover the past. The subjects range from revolutionary France to twenty-first century America and points in between.
You thought we needed character education before? Just wait.
We would like traditional character education to be so solid in its perspective that it can survive modern times without much modification. But the character education we have grown up with began during simpler, far less technological times. The reality is that the extreme nature of today’s technology is challenging the relevance of character education in its current form.