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    Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock Resigns over Campaign Spending Concerns

    A story from Chicago NBC affiliate WMAQ on the resignation of Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock from March 17, 2015.  This video comes courtesy of DRC partner ShadowTV.  Video schockresign_nbc_story.mp4 Do Not Display English Attribution-NonCommercial ...

  2. Course Building Materials

    News Literacy Lesson Plan Template 1 (Word Doc w-explanation)

    A word document template to use to create a News Literacy lesson plan. Outlines objectives, motivation, and lesson process among others. Includes explanations for each part of document Course Building Materials lesson_plan_template_1_w-explanation.docx Do ...

  3. Assignment

    Provisional Truth Assignment

    A homework assignment for students that has them create a make a brief timeline of the main focus of each story jotting down direct and indirect evidence journalists and analysts use to convey what happened and why. Students are then prompted to write a ...

  4. 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, ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Overseas Partner Lesson

    Putting Bhutan's Democracy to Work- 2012 Bhutan Workshop Lesson

    A second follow up lesson on Active Citizenship in Bhutan which puts democracy to work through in-class activities.  Overseas Partner Lesson lesson_3_-_active_citizenship.pdf Do Not Display English Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA ...

  7. Overseas Partner Lesson

    Finding Mistakes in News Coverage- 2012 Bhutan Workshop Lesson

    This lesson, which focuses on problems that can arise in News Coverage, encourages students to exercise democratic skills through thoughtful evaluation of News Sources.  Overseas Partner Lesson lesson_4_-_mistakes_in_news_coverage.pdf Do Not Display ...

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