Media literacy toolkit
Truthiness and fake news are not new phenomena, but educators are often surprised when their students offer naive evaluations of what they read and see online. According to a study done by the Stanford History Education Group in 2015-16, middle, high school, and even college students are "easily duped" and struggle with determining the credibility of information on the Internet.
This collection shares resources designed to inspire students to think critically about the complex messages we receive constantly, through various media. Included find articles, videos, protocols and hands-on activities that offer students the opportunity to analyze and discuss news and "news-y" messages. Practice discerning messages, authorship and bias is necessary for all astute consumers of digital media. Most of the resources are for middle and high school students.