Teaching News Literacy to Gifted Students
Teaching News Literacy to Gifted Students
PUBLISHED: Thursday, January 16, 2014 by Bethany Johnsen

In a world increasingly flooded with information since the advent of the Internet, it is vital for students to understand that not everything they see or read is true. But of course, indiscriminate skepticism of media does not make a responsible citizen—students must be taught the critical tools they need to evaluate the credibility of sources and distinguish fact from fiction. Despite the recent attention given to the topic of high school news literacy, a study from the Center for Information & Research on Civil Learning & Engagement (CIRCLE) found that half of civics teachers devote little time to news literacy

Fortunately, there are some solid resources available for teachers who want to devote lessons or a unit to this important life skill, and many of them apply to other subject areas and align with the Common Core State Standards.