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Fake News and "Post-Truth": Resources for Citizens, Students and Educators: For Faculty/Teachers

Resources to extend Post-Truth panel series discussion

Curricular resources

Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers by by Michael A. Caulfield

News literacy lessons and entire coursepacks from the Center for News Literacy at Stony Brook University

Facing Ferguson: News Literacy in a Digital Age from Facing History and Ourselves and the News Literacy Project
"This unit is made up of 11 lessons, which feature video interviews with award-winning journalists and scholars, analysis of news coverage and images, and a range of activities designed to develop students’ critical thinking, literacy, and social–emotional skills and competencies."  Asks the question: "What is the role of journalism in a democratic society, and how can we become responsible consumers and producers of news and information in the digital age?"

First Draft News has fake news quizzes (and much more)

Evaluating Sources in a ‘Post-Truth’ World: Ideas for Teaching and Learning About Fake News from the New York Times. Includes lessons for ELLs.

Course materials shared online for University of Washington course, "Calling Bull" include a syllabus and readings, and more.

Calling Bull website image

Class activity

Fake News Quiz: Factitious

Test your ability to detect fake news. 

From American University's Journalism Leadership Transformation program

To help understand political bias

Left vs. Right Infographic

Click to get to website with enlarged image and more information

Background and Reading Lists

Four Hard Truths About Fake News by Alexandra Juhasz on JSTOR Daily.  Includes a reading list.

About today's students' information habits