Is social media strengthening our communities, or is it actually harming our ability to connect in person? Students discuss two readings about the pros and cons of social media engagement, including some research on this question.
Students think about the impact of a letter to the editor, analyze a sampling of letters and identify what makes them effective, and write letters of their own about issues they care about.
A new study documents that the news media presents a distorted picture of blacks and black families. In this activity, students explore the issue with a quiz, reading, and discussion.
It’s been a newsy summer. Get students thinking about what’s been happening in politics over the summer with this quick survey.
What led to the firing of Bill O'Reilly, Fox News' top host? Students explore the issue with a quiz, reading, and discussion.
While the internet can be an excellent source of news, it is also an excellent source of lies. Here are six tips to help students tell the difference.
This first of three lessons on the Black Lives Matter movement serves as an introduction. Students learn about the origins of the Black Lives Matter movement through tweets, quotes, and discussion of the movement's principles.
Help students catch up on what’s been happening in the news - from the presidential campaign, to Colin Kaepernick's protest, to Brexit - with this fun quiz and discussion questions.
Here are some basic questions to help students share thoughts and feelings about an upsetting event, and additional guidance.
Students learn about how much coverage the media are providing to different presidential candidates and discuss why coverage of the candidates varies so widely.