I thought that new – and veteran – readers might find it interesting if I began sharing my best posts from the first half of this year. You can see the entire collection of best posts from the past thirteen years here.
The Stanford History Education Group is on a bunch of “Best” lists, including The Best Places To Find Free (And Good) Lesson Plans On The Internet. They offer amazing history lessons.
Today, the unveiled a new curriculum on information literacy called Civic Online Reasoning, and it looks fantastic.
Here’s how they describe it:
Students are confused about how to evaluate online information. We all are. The new Civic Online Reasoning (COR) curriculum, developed by the Stanford History Education Group, provides free lessons and assessments that help you teach students to evaluate online information that affects them, their communities, and the world.
Our approach rests on our peer-reviewed research. Based on observations of professional fact checkers at the nation’s leading news outlets, we identified a set of questions and strategies that should guide online evaluation: Who’s behind the information? What’s the evidence? What do other sources say?
Here’s a video saying even more about their curriculum: