Your news literacy journey starts here
Educators, embark on an adventure in media and news literacy learning this fall!
The 2023-24 school year just got a lot more interesting! Whether you’re on a quest for new ideas and curriculum for the classroom, rewarding professional development opportunities or a vibrant news literacy educator community, you’ve come to the right place.
We’ve curated some of our best resources for jump-starting a successful journey in news literacy learning (and the best part is everything is FREE)!
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Our resources, your unique journey. Preview what’s available — and then access everything using the links shown below each resource.
With 19 expert-led, standards-aligned lessons, as well as dozens of supplementary exercises and activities, this browser-based platform keeps students engaged and learning skills such as critical thinking, fact-checking and verifying sources. Explore Checkology
“Levels of Evidence” infographic
Teach students to evaluate credible evidence — and the important distinctions between levels of evidence — with this detail-packed resource created with epidemiologist Dr. Katrine Wallace. View infographic
“Is it Legit?”
This fun and approachable Checkology challenge, developed in partnership with SmartNews, introduces five steps for evaluating news sources for signs of credibility. Students learn to recognize red flags that signal a source should be avoided. Explore challenge
What are the different types of misinformation, and how does misinformation impact democracy? Students delve deep into the answers with this foundational Checkology lesson. Explore lesson
Help students determine the credibility of various types of sources by teaching them how to identify primary purpose. This Checkology lesson breaks down the topic in an approachable, engaging way. Explore lesson
“Power in Art: The Watchdog Role of Editorial Cartoonists”
What role do editorial cartoons play in journalism’s watchdog role? This interdisciplinary Checkology lesson offers insights through historical and contemporary examples, making it a great complement to diverse subject areas. Explore lesson
Newsroom to Classroom visits
Invite a journalist to speak to your class in person or virtually, adding a unique angle to your curriculum and lesson plans. This benefit is only accessible through Checkology. Learn more
A space for educators interested in media and news literacy to convene, grow their practice, share, encourage and support one another. Find out about exclusive perks and events, connect with ambassadors and more. Explore NewsLitNation
Framework for Teaching News Literacy
Newly expanded in 2023, this framework provides common standards, essential questions and knowledge/skills objectives to support educators in teaching news literacy. View Framework
A free weekly newsletter for educators delivered during the school year that offers a rundown of the latest topics in news literacy. It provides discussion prompts, teaching ideas, classroom guides and a monthly video series that features professional journalists. Explore The Sift
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