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How You Can Build Democracy in the Classroom

Posted on Wed, 11/26/2014 - 02:00 by Jeff Knutson

Foster democratic principles through teacher-student partnership and shared decision-making.

Grades

K–12

Topics

Equity & Inclusion, Professional Learning

4 Great Video Resources for Middle and High School Classrooms

Posted on Tue, 07/26/2016 - 02:00 by Jeff Knutson

Add these resources to your toolkit to inspire and engage students.

Grades

6–12

Topics

Instruction & Assessment, News & Media Literacy

Help Students Fact-Check the Web Like the Pros

Posted on Tue, 02/28/2017 - 02:00 by Jeff Knutson

With so much information on the web -- true, false, and everything in between -- it’s no wonder students have a hard time separating fact from fiction.

Grades

Pre-K–12

Topics

Digital Citizenship, News & Media Literacy

Real Fake News: Exploring Actual Examples of Newspaper Bias

Posted on Thu, 08/29/2019 - 08:50 by Tanner Higgin

Help students get beyond the buzzword.

Grades

10–12

Topics

News & Media Literacy

8 Ways Teachers Can Address White Supremacy in the Classroom

Posted on Thu, 09/07/2017 - 12:30 by Tanner Higgin

Help your students build a better world with these strategies, lessons, and tools.

Grades

Pre-K–12

Topics

Equity & Inclusion, News & Media Literacy

5 Questions Students Should Ask About Media

Posted on Mon, 11/19/2018 - 02:00 by Kelly Mendoza

Help kids think critically about the media they consume and create.

Grades

K–12

Topics

News & Media Literacy

Use the #TakeAKnee Protests to Explore the Legacy of Black Athletes and Activism

Posted on Thu, 10/31/2019 - 02:00 by Patrick Johnson

Get students to connect Colin Kaepernick to Jesse Owens and consider the political history of sports.

Grades

10–12

Topics

Equity & Inclusion, News & Media Literacy

A Deceptively Simple Game that Teaches Students How to Ask the Right Questions

Posted on Sun, 01/19/2014 - 12:39 by Tanner Higgin

Find out how Geoguessr can be a valuable teaching tool.

Topics

EdTech, Instruction & Assessment

How Mock Elections Can Help Students Write for Different Audiences

Posted on Tue, 10/09/2018 - 06:00 by Tanner Higgin

Show students the real impact of writing during this contentious election season.

Grades

9–12

Topics

News & Media Literacy

Our New Research Shows How Kids Consume and Think About the News

Posted on Tue, 03/07/2017 - 10:01 by Michael Robb

In a world where information literacy is critical, Common Sense's research explores kids' relationship to the news -- and how adults can help kids thrive as 21st-century citizens.

Grades

Pre-K–12

Topics

News & Media Literacy

How to Address the Climate Change Debate in Your Classroom

Posted on Tue, 04/18/2017 - 02:00 by Danny Wagner

Support students' critical-thinking skills and stand up for good science.

Grades

K–12

Topics

Instruction & Assessment, News & Media Literacy

19 Great Learning Podcasts for the Classroom

Posted on Thu, 05/07/2020 - 02:00 by Erin Wilkey Oh

Add diverse voices and fresh content to your lessons with free, high-quality podcasts.

Grades

Pre-K–12

Topics

EdTech, Instruction & Assessment

Age-Appropriate Tips for Addressing Gender Stereotypes in the Classroom

Posted on Thu, 11/08/2018 - 02:00 by Erin Wilkey Oh

Promote positive gender representations and give students a broader perspective on their options.

Grades

Pre-K–12

Topics

Equity & Inclusion, News & Media Literacy

4 Ways to Integrate Media Literacy in the Classroom

Posted on Fri, 09/22/2017 - 02:00 by Rhys Daunic

Use this flexible approach to build students' critical thinking and literacy skills.

Grades

K–12

Topics

EdTech, News & Media Literacy

Why Teachers Should Be on Social Media

Posted on Wed, 10/04/2017 - 02:00 by Adam Burns

One teachers shares how he uses social media to improve his teaching.

Grades

3–12

Topics

Family Engagement, Relationships & Communication