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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. Lecture Video/Audio

    Basketball Player

    Video about autistic basketball player Jason McElwain. Lecture Video/Audio Do Not Display English Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA)2:54 The Power of Images College/University Public- accessible to all site users9266https://ir.stonybrook ...

  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 ...

  7. Lecture Video/Audio

    Supreme Court's Debate Regarding Washington DCs Ban on Handguns and the Second Amendment

    Description:  The discussion of the Supreme Court's historic debate regarding Washington DCs Ban on handguns. Opinions are presented regarding the issue of the right to bear arms is presented by Supreme Court Justices as well as residents of ...

  8. Magazine Page

    Behind the Best Pictures from Ferguson- Partner Resource

    In this resource from our innovative High School partner, the Alternative Schools Network, this resource shows a number of photos from photographers from New York Magazine of the protests in Ferguson, MO.  Description from ASN:  This page has a few of the ...