Videos and curricular resources:

Teaching Channel Deep Dive on Educating for Democracy in Digital Age. Investigation and Research: How do I help students research issues that matter to them? Videos and curricular resources.

Blog Posts Written by Teachers:


Edwards, Nicole. (2014). Blog post. Using Infographics as a Writing Tool and Accommodation for Out of the Box Thinkers. EDDA Blog.


Rothbard, Lisa. (2014). Blog post. Writing, Research, and Youth Voice. EDDA Blog.


Sheffer, Marguerite. (2014). Blog post. Online Research is a Human Right. EDDA Blog.




Bence, Janelle, Erica Hodgin & Joseph Kahne. (2017). How to Combat Fake News. Teaching Channel Podcast.


Gold, Jonathan. (2017). Teaching in the Post-Truth Era. Huffington Post.


Dyer, John. (2017) Can News Literacy Be Taught?: At a time when more critical media consumption is sorely needed, news literacy can be a difficult skill to impart.


McGrew, Sara, Teresa Ortega, Joel Breakstone, and Sam Wineburg. (2017). The Challenge That's Bigger Than Fake News: Civic Reasoning in a Social Media Environment. AFT Our News.

Zuckerman, Ethan. (2017). Stop Saying “Fake News”. It’s Not Helping. Medium.

Other Resources:

ISTE’s Top 10 sites to help students check their facts


Educator Resource Guide for Democracy, Civic Engagement and Media Literacy -- Facing History


Checkology -- News Literacy Project


Credibility Challenge -- Annenberg Institute


KQED Teach: Explore these free online modules related to Voice...

  • Making Infographics = helps educators learn the techniques and design basics to create compelling data driven stories

  • Digital Annotation with = helps educators learn about web annotation for personal note-taking, group discussion, and public commentary as well as reflect about the role of web annotation as civic engagement

  • You can explore other modules from KQED Teach here.


News & Media Literacy Toolkit for Educators -- Common Sense Media


Media Literacy Tools to Comprehend and Critique Fake News -- Educator Innovator webinar

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Students explore their identities and communities, identify civic issues that matter to them, and consider how they might use digital media for civic participation.

Students work to understand and analyze civic information online, and consider what information they

can trust.

Students navigate diverse perspectives and exchange ideas about civic issues in our inter-connected world .

Students consider how, when and to what end they can create, remix and otherwise re-purpose content that they share with others in online spaces.

Students consider a broad range of tactics and strategies for acting on civic issues.