Teacher Resources

By Grayce Mores & Madison Latiolais | January 2020

Download "The Internet Trust Tool" NewsGuard, a browser extension and iOS/Android app that rates news sites on their credibility and transparency. Learn more about NewsGuard and their rating system.

UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization has created a Handbook for Journalism Education and Training centered around journalism, fake news, and disinformation.

The Center for News Literacy focuses on being a quick resource for teachers to find everything about news literacy. On their website you can find a digital resource center, research, and an online course about news literacy.

The (Almost) Complete History of ‘Fake News’ is a good overview of the history and development of fake news in modern media.

The goal of the News Literacy Project is to empower educators to teach students how to become responsible consumers of news and other information. They focus on giving teachers creative ways to teach their students about news literacy. On their website you can find Newsroom to Classroom, NewsLitCamp, and Professional Development among other resources. Newsroom to Classroom connects teachers with journalists who can visit with classes in person or virtually, allowing them to learn from real world experts. NewsLitCamp allows teachers to connect with local journalists so they can experience a professional development experience. Their professional development tool offers teachers the opportunity to experience in-person and virtual professional development sessions.

The Sift is a free weekly newsletter for educators that provides them with information on current rumors, hoaxes, and other misinformation to give them teachable moments in news literacy.

Civic Online Reasoning provides educators with free lesson plans and curriculum on news literacy. They provide various other resources for teaching news literacy such as useful videos, webpage comparisons, and examples of claims on social media.

Checkology is an interactive program that teaches teachers and students skills which are for news literacy. In the program, students are taught how to decide which news is true, worth sharing, and which news they should act on.

Project Information Literacy is a nonprofit research institution that conducts ongoing national studies about what it is like to be a student in the digital age. Their various research projects can be found on their website.

Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting has a guide on how to detect bias in news media. This covers important questions used to assess the credibility of news, including sourcing, diversity, and language.

The LSU Library's online News Literacy Guide assists both teachers and students in their efforts to become more news literate. 


For more resources related to mis- and disinformation, visit our resources page.