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  1. News Lesson

    Unrest in Baltimore: A Lesson in Context

    " Hard to believe this is going on, as I keep saying, in a major American city... I don’t remember seeing anything like this in the United States of America in a long time..."-- CNN Anchor Wolf Blitzer as violence erupts on the streets of ...

  2. News Lesson

    Deconstructing a Viral Video: Skydiving Without a Parachute

    The video purportedly shows a man jumping from a plane 9,000 feet above the earth with no parachute, dropping through a small opening in a roof and onto a trampoline. Thanks to the power of social media, it didn’t take long to go viral. But was it real?. ...

  3. CNL News Lesson

    Making sense of the campaign: Why Donald Trump is big news

     Download this lesson as a PowerPoint Presentation   SERIES:   Making sense of the campaign / Lessons in News Literacy. Drawing upon the 2016 presidential campaign for examples, this series of teacher's guides provides everything instructors will ...

  4. Course Building Materials

    Vietnamese News Literacy Manual

  5. Assignment

    Helping Students Understand Visual Literacy in Political Settings

    I presented this activity: "All Media Start As Writing" at a recent Conference on English Leadership annual meeting in Las Vegas. The idea grew out of a news photo (below) that I have been using as part of my media/visual literacy workshops, ...

  6. Overseas Partner Lesson

    Evaluating Democracy in Bhutan- Bhutan 2012 Workshop Lesson

    A lesson that evaluates the level of democracy in Bhutan as a follow up from "Active Citizenship" lesson. From teacher participants in 2012 News Literacy workshop in Thimphu, Bhutan.  Overseas Partner Lesson lesson_2_-_active_citizenship.pdf Do ...

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