At Edutopia, Peter Adams of The News Literacy Project explains why news literacy is so important in today’s classroom, and provides three news literacy exercises for teachers.
“News literacy…focuses on defining and teaching the skills that citizens need to evaluate the credibility of the information they encounter, and on examining the role that credible information plays in a representative democracy.
It’s also a subject that most students find inherently engaging and relevant. In fact, a recent study found that 84 percent of young people between the ages of 15 and 25 say they would benefit from learning these skills.”
These exercises, he adds, embody the principles of 21st century learning and are aligned with Common Core State Standards. See the article on Edutopia here.