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Media Consumers and Creators, What Are Your Rights and Responsibilities?

This lesson focuses on the concept of "fake news" and the responsibilities of news and media creators and consumers. Students will explore PEN America's News Consumers' Bill of Rights and Responsibilities and read an article about "fake news" that presents strategies on how to approach digital sources.
Grade Level
Subject
Digital Literacy
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
ELL / ESL
Social Justice Domain
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News Consumers' Bill of Rights and Responsibilities

This lesson focuses on PEN America's News Consumers' Bill of Rights and Responsibilities. Students will read the bill of rights, rephrase some of the rights and responsibilities, and rank the rights in order of importance. Finally, students will work together to construct a short dramatic skit that shows the significance of one right of their choosing.
Grade Level
Subject
Digital Literacy
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
Arts
ELL / ESL
Social Justice Domain
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Digital Activism Remixed: Hashtags for Voice, Visibility and Visions of Social Justice

As social media engagement among youth continues to rise, students are becoming increasingly exposed to and involved in hashtag campaigns related to themes of identity, diversity, justice and social action.
Grade Level
6-8
Subject
Digital Literacy
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
ELL / ESL
Math & Technology
Social Justice Domain
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Civic Engagement and Communication as Digital Community Members

Just as we engage students in establishing guidelines for building inclusive, safe spaces in our classrooms, it is vital that students learn how to communicate in internet groups and respond to bias online.
Grade Level
6-8
Subject
Digital Literacy
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
ELL / ESL
Math & Technology
Social Justice Domain
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Analyzing How Words Communicate Bias

This lesson, part of the Digital Literacy series, focuses on teaching students to identify how writers can reveal their biases through their word choice and tone. Students will identify “charged” words that communicate a point of view. Students will understand how writers communicate a point of view implicitly by writing their own charged news stories.
Grade Level
6-8
Subject
Digital Literacy
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
Social Justice Domain