One of the greater threats to democracy and digital citizenship is misinformation and echo chambers. Kids must learn how to receive and interpret information in the age of content. In this module, we provide you with the tools and resources to help students develop the skills required to ask important questions and judge information based on factual merit.
Understand the purpose of specific information items (i.e., a blog vs. a reliable news site) and the purpose of a variety of media texts
How online content can affect someone (i.e., the influence of comparing onself to ad images), Use critical thinking skills (i.e., researching, questioning, identifying trusted sources) to evaluate the trustworthiness of all online content, and more.
Identify reliable sources of online information, identify intended audiences of specific news/media texts, conduct secondary research through search engines, and more