Whether your students are learning in the classroom or remotely this fall, AllSides for Schools has compiled a number of tools and resources to help you engage them in media literacy, critical thinking, and constructive dialogue. Check them out below:
AllSides for Schools
Free educational resources to foster learning and skills in news literacy, critical thinking, and respectful civil dialogue. Review our offerings now — including balanced news, the AllSides Media Bias Chart, conversation guides and lesson plans — to plan a powerful lineup of classroom (or remote) activities for your students in the fall.
Close Up's Virtual Learning Resources
Digital resources, teacher training, and facilitated discussion sessions give students and teachers the tools to discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting public policy decisions in local communities and at all levels of government.
Need virtual classroom learning tools, but worried about navigating challenging conversations in your classroom? OpenMind is an easy-to-use solution to address both needs. This free, online learning program is designed to foster openness to diverse perspectives and equip students with skills for constructive dialogue. It includes 5 interactive online learning modules, quiz questions, and a dashboard to track student progress. You can learn more and sign up here.
Checkology by News Literacy Project
Can your students tell the difference between fact and fiction? Checkology empowers students to become smart consumers of information in all its forms and engaged participants in civic life.
Engaging, interactive lessons help educators equip their students with the tools to evaluate and interpret the news and to learn how to decide what news and other information to trust, share and act on.
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