Free digital literacy resources available from Southern Poverty Law Center

Are you a teacher looking for ways to teach kids how to tell the difference between real and “fake” news, how to determine whether an online source is legitimate, reliable and fair, and how to engage in social media discussions responsibly? Are you looking for ways to help kids negotiate topics in the news, like immigration, civil rights, race and gender identity?

Well, here’s your answer.

The Southern Poverty Law Center now offers free Common Core-compatible classroom materials and resources that can help kids discern malicious online fare like propaganda deployed by hate groups to recruit new members, false conspiracy theories and racist lies. It will also help kids become more sophisticated consumers of news and social media and navigate topics like race and ethnicity, religion, variations in ability, immigration, class, bullying and bias, gender and sexual identity and rights and activism.

And did we mention it’s all free?

SPLC’s, program, “Teaching Tolerance,” includes K-12 lesson plans that align with Common Core standards and offers professional development tools that will help teachers increase their own online savvy. Teachers can access a multitude of resources, like lessons for different grade levels, student tasks, lesson plans, teaching strategies for different grade levels, film kits, printable posters and other classroom materials, and they are all available at no cost by visiting Tolerance.org.

3 comments for “Free digital literacy resources available from Southern Poverty Law Center

  1. Robert Fisk
    April 6, 2019 at 10:44 am

    I think most teachers try hard to encourage critical thinking. It’s a bigger challenge to offset what they learn at home.

    • lists of newspapers
      April 7, 2019 at 10:39 pm

      Just look at Sarah Palin – a woman who is made of blocks and only thinks Literally. Her kids should have all been taken away from her long before an aging McCain thought he could win with the tokenism card.

    • Anon
      April 7, 2019 at 10:41 pm

      Fake = Jesus The Savior

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