|Lesson Title||Checkology Strand||ISTE Standards|
|InfoZones||1 - Filtering News & Information|
Learning Objective: I can analyze examples of information and categorize them by determining their primary purpose. This lesson for many students will be their introduction to news literacy.
|What Is News?||1 - Filtering News & Information|
Learning Objective: I can explain what newsworthiness is and name the four major factors that determine it. I have developed my own sense of news judgment by evaluating the newsworthiness of a series of examples.
|Be the Editor||1 - Filtering News & Information|
Learning Objective: I can apply and extend my news judgment skills by comparing the newsworthiness of a group of dissimilar news stories and support and defend my choices.
|First Amendment||2 - Exercising Civic Freedoms|
freedoms protected by the First Amendment. I have explored and analyzed six landmark First Amendment cases, have judged them myself, and can defend or criticize the Supreme Court’s decision in each.
|Democracy's Watchdog||2 - Exercising Civic Freedoms|
Learning Objective: After exploring five iconic examples of investigative journalism and determining the impact of each, I can explain the “watchdog role” of the press and describe its importance.
|Citizen Watchdogs||2 - Exercising Civic Freedoms|
Learning Objective: I can name several ways that citizens can play a watchdog role, explain the details of four citizen watchdog case studies and describe the relationship between citizen watchdogs and journalists.
|Press Freedoms Around the World||2 - Exercising Civic Freedoms|
I can explain what press freedom is and compare the ways that different countries protect — or restrict — press freedom. I can synthesize information from multiple press watchdog organizations to create a profile for the press freedom level of a specified country.
|Misinformation||3 - How to Know What to Believe|
Learning Objectives: To identify and differentiate between different types of misinformation. To explain why understanding and debunking misinformation matters. To evaluate and explain the possible consequences of misinformation. To understand the role of Russian disinformation during and after the 2016 presidential election.
|Practicing Quality Journalism||3 - How to Know What to Believe|
Learning Objective: I can list and explain the seven major standards of quality journalism and apply them to differentiate between a credible news report and an unreliable news report.
|Arguments & Evidence||3 - How to Know What to Believe|
Learning Objective: Students will differentiate between claims made using different types of evidence and those using common logical fallacies to determine the strength of an argument.
|Bias||3 - How to Know What to Believe|
Learning Objective: I can describe the four major aspects of information in which bias can occur, evaluate the degree and type of bias in examples of information, and explain and defend my judgment.
|Branded Content||4 - Navigating Today's Information Landscape|
Learning Objective: I can identify branded content that has been labeled in some way and explain how it differs from traditional advertising. I can also describe some of the major factors that influence its development, including why it’s desirable for marketers and controversial for news organizations.
|Introduction to Algorithms||4 - Navigating Today's Information Landscape|
Learning Objective: I can explain how algorithms personalize information for individual consumers and describe the advantages and disadvantages of this technology.