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  • Fighting Fake News: How to Outsmart Trolls and Troublemakers

    Can you navigate the flurry of fake news and strike a balance between being a cynic and a sucker? Get the tools you need to stay ahead of online tricksters and trolls.
  • On the Campaign Trail: The Battle for Votes

    Students learn the persuasion techniques used by politicians when running for office, deepening their ability to analyze a variety of media produced by campaigns and to help separate fact from fiction.
  • You Can’t Say That in School?!

    Students debate court cases to learn how far First Amendment protections extend in public schools, and why limits may be necessary.
  • Media Ethics for Students

    Is it OK to clean up a quote or broadcast unconfirmed information? Students become more critical consumers of news media by examining real-life case studies of journalists striving to be accurate, fair and clear.
  • The Civil War: From the Front Lines to the Front Pages

    Students see how technology affected news coverage and public perception of the Civil War, then create their own front pages with breaking news, maps and telegrams.
  • You Can’t Say That?!

    Students learn about restrictions to freedom of speech in public life, then debate court cases that determined when and why those limits apply.
  • Photo Ethics

    Students become more critical consumers of visual information by examining real-life case studies of photojournalists striving to be accurate, fair and clear.
  • Choose the News

    Students learn how a newspaper front page reflects the interests and values of the community, then work in teams to create their own front pages.
  • Speed of News

    Students see how technology affects communication through hands-on exploration of telegraphs, typewriters, metal type sorts and more.
  • Believe It or Not?

    Students explore the basics of media literacy and practice using tools to evaluate the accuracy and reliability of a wide range of sources.

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