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  • Media Literacy

    Missing Piece in Media Literacy: The First Amendment

    November 6, 2017

    While media literacy teaches students how to analyze, evaluate and even make their own content, it often fails to instill an understanding of why these skills are so important and necessary in the first place.

  • Media Literacy

    Guest Lesson: Facts & Consequences of Fake News

    November 13, 2017

    In this classroom-ready lesson plan, an Ohio social studies teacher asks students to consider the implications of fabricated stories and how they can harm individuals and/or groups.

  • Case Study

    The Campus Speaker: A Case Study in Free Speech

    October 12, 2017

    Use this classroom-ready lesson to examine free-expression issues surrounding a controversial speaker invited to appear at UC Berkeley. We provide questions to help guide your students on if and when offensive speech should be banned, and what are the competing groups and interests.

  • Breaking News

    2017 Teacher Open House Recap & Resources

    October 12, 2017

    Here are links to presentations and resources from our teacher-to-teacher sessions on Oct. 7, as well as winners of our door prizes and photographs from this exciting day.

  • Media Literacy

    Reading Headlines: Recognizing Media Influence

    May 16, 2017

    A summer institute alum provides a lesson designed to help students think about how we read news, how that news influences our world view, and how to recognize bias both in ourselves and in the media.

  • Media Literacy

    The Media Literacy Maven!

    April 28, 2017

    A member of our Education staff on Facebook Live provides tips and tricks on how to navigate the murky waters of fake and misleading news. View past episodes here.

  • Case Study

    Encouraging Students to Think Through Life’s Gray Areas

    April 10, 2017

    A summer institute alum got unexpected — and welcomed — outcomes when she created a real-life case study on shoplifting to hone her students' reading and writing skills. In this guest blog post, Shelley Sheets provides a DIY design to help you make case studies to fit your curriculum needs.

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