Lessons Ripped from the Headlines

Date Posted Title Course Section(s) Key Concept(s)
February, 2017 Chicago News Literacy Lessons - Evaluating the Evidence: Barbara Byrd-Bennett & Chicago Public Schools’ questionable contracts Evaluating Sources Source Evaluation
August, 2016 Making sense of the campaign: Fairness and bias Balance Fairness and Bias Balance, Bias, Cognitive Dissonance, Fairness
May, 2016 Making sense of the campaign: Information neighborhoods Know Your Neighborhood Accountability, Digital Information Revolution Issues & Problems for Consumers, Information Neighborhoods, Reliable, V. I. A., Verification
May, 2016 Chicago Defender News Literacy Curriculum Lesson 7 - Parallels Between Mass Incarceration and Jim Crow Balance Fairness and Bias Balance, Bias, Truth
May, 2016 Chicago Defender News Literacy Program Lesson 6: The Jones Brothers (Chicago’s Notorious Policy Kings) What is News and Who Decides?, Truth and Verification Accountability, Independence, Verification
May, 2016 Chicago Defender News Literacy Program Lesson 5: The Central Park Jogger Case Truth and Verification Truth
May, 2016 Chicago Defender News Literacy Curriculum Lesson 4 - Trayvon Martin Truth and Verification Truth
May, 2016 Chicago Defender News Literacy Curriculum Lesson 3 - Voter Rights Act of 1965 The Power of Information Reliable
May, 2016 Chicago Defender News Literacy Curriculum Lesson 2 - The Great Migration The Power of Information Universal News Drivers
May, 2016 Chicago Defender News Literacy Curriculum Lesson 1: The Flint Water Crisis What is News Literacy and Why Does it Matter?

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