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The role of media literacy in teaching your students about Charlottesville

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Use this PBS NewsHour video and discussion questions to teach your students about the events in Charlottesville. Extension activities include the history of Confederate monuments and the debate as to whether or not the statues should remain standing. Continue reading

Invasive parakeets threaten Hawaii’s ecosystem

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Rose-ringed parakeets have multiplied by the thousands on the Hawaiian island of Kauai since the 1960s, when a few parakeets kept as pets escaped. The birds have since caused problems by damaging native plants and farm crops. Continue reading

PBS Student Reporting Labs: Lessons in STEM from early Native Americans

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DOWNLOAD VIDEO The U.S. National Park Service marked its 100th anniversary in 2016, and PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs observed the milestone by producing video stories…read more

How media literacy helps students talk about fake news, bias and unreliable sources

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DOWNLOAD VIDEO Take a look at one or more of these short videos on media literacy. The full NewsHour piece is here.  Media literacy can…read more

Telling fact from fiction amidst media bombardment

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Sometimes news is labeled as “fake” because the reader dislikes it or it contradicts their beliefs. However, fake news is when the news information as well as the news organization itself may intentionally be completely fabricated. Continue reading

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