“Teaching in the Era of Fake News” – SXSW EDU 2019

Thanks for attending my workshop at SXSW EDU on “Teaching in the Era of Fake News” (and if you couldn’t attend, hopefully you’ll find helpful resources here!)

Presentation Materials

Media Literacy Activities for the Classroom

Current Event Activities for the Classroom

  • Anti-Social Studies Season 2: This is my podcast that covers the historical context of current events (available on this website, iTunes, Spotify, and Stitcher). Each episode comes with classroom resources!
  • CNN 10: Daily 10-minute videos summarizing major news stories
  • Teaching with the News (Brown University Choices Program): My favorite resource for current event lessons! Some are offered for free but if your school is willing to pay for the premium resources they are 100% worth it. (Good applications for World Geography and Cultures and other social studies classes.)
  • “The Learning Network” (New York Times): Resources for using NY Times articles in the classroom, including “Article of the Day,” news quizzes, and lesson plans linked with articles
  • “Crash Course – Current Events”: The Vlog Brothers (John and Hank Green) occasionally make short videos going over important current events.
  • Anti-Defamation League Lesson Plans: These are fully formed lesson plans centered around difficult current events. They also have versions called “Table Talk” that you can use with family and friends. Amazing resource!

Additional Research and Sources