What a time we are living in. If you are like me, you are trying to keep updated on the status of the coronavirus and its impact on us. It is also important for us to be cognizant of what information is credible.
Enter news literacy. News literacy is “the ability to determine what is credible and what is not, to identify different types of information, and to use the standards of authoritative, fact-based journalism as an aspirational measure in deciding what to trust, what to share and what to act on.” (News Literacy Project)
Now is an opportunity for us to teach ourselves and our students about news literacy because information matters. Truth matters. Keep reading to find out more about news literacy and to discover some teaching strategies and lessons you can use with your students.
According to Peter Adams, Senior Vice President, News Literacy Project, young people have a right to news literacy education for three reasons.
As we prepare our students to navigate the information landscape, below are some resources that you can use.
If you have any questions regarding news literacy, Hannah, Kyle and I are available to help!
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