A lesson plan from PBS Newshour Extra that will have students view the We The Voters film “MediOcracy,” and then examine current news stories and how they’re covered by the three main cable news outlets. They will conclude by examining news stories for bias/point of view.
This guide is designed to introduce new Wikipedians to the basics of contributing to one of the largest open educational resources in the world. It provides a brief overview of editing existing entries and creating new entries. -- from Cornell Library Guide
In this expanded and updated edition, more than 50 articles show how to weave social justice issues throughout the mathematics curriculum, as well as how to integrate math into other curricular areas. Rethinking Mathematics offers teaching ideas, lesson plans, and reflections by practitioners and mathematics educators. This is real-world math that helps students analyze social problems as they gain essential academic skills. This book offers hope and guidance for teachers to enliven and strengthen their math teaching. It will deepen students' understanding of society and help prepare them to be critical, active participants in a democracy. Blending theory and practice, this is the only resource of its kind.
Sciencemagazine meets The Onion, Mental Floss, and Madmagazine in this ingenious guide to the science behind the news For more than a decade, the intrepid folks at whyfiles.org - the #1 science destination on the web - have been exploring the science behind newsworthy events. Now condensed into a book written with the site's characteristic wit, The Why Filesfeatures scores of articles organized into sections that mirror any city's daily newspaper- World News, Metro, Business Life, Sports, Arts & Leisure, Travel, Style, Opinion Page, and more. Who knew that science can explain why extremists say 'God Told Us to Kill,' how poker can make you sick, why great racehorses have big butts, and if electrocution is the best way to zap a bug? For those who love accurate science served up with humor in a one-of-a-kind newscast, this decidedly non-geeky guide is a must. 'Clear, fun explanations of the science behind the headlines.' - U.S. News & World Report ' Provides a good mix of information and interactivity that takes the chore out of learning. In fact, you might even have a good time.' - The Washington Post
This resource is created by teachers to illustrate to students that just because something is published doesn't mean that it's accurate or verified. "While many of the facts are true or based on truth, many inaccuracies, lies, and even downright absurdity are mixed in indiscriminately."