PROGRAM UPDATE: Evaluating Fake News

New for 2017, WorldView Software’s U.S. Government: An Interactive Approach has resources for learning about how to distinguish real news from fake.

Chapter 5: The Media overview section “Newer Media” has been updated to discuss the propaganda phenomenon, with corresponding factual and conceptual questions for assessment as well as additional vocabulary terms in the glossary.

Screenshot of the updated Chapter 5: The Media.

And that’s not all!  The Tutorial: Social Media has been updated to include information on how to evaluate news articles, including the handy flowchart from the Featured Image for instant appraisal (this updated tutorial is also available in American History II: Reconstruction to the Present).

Finally, the Graph: Primary Sources of News has been updated to show how online news sources overtook other mediums:

Screenshot of the updated Graph: Primary Sources of News

BulbgraphOnOffArt images can be used to discuss the differences between visual and textual sources.


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Conflict and Peace — The Neighborhood

The struggle of life and the gift of life exist on the same axis, the same continuum and on the same level. They are not mutually exclusive, even though the emotions they give rise to, may be vastly different, one causing pain and the other, exalting inner peace. But there is one very real difference, which is paramount to comprehend; while pain can be inflicted upon us, inner peace cannot be gifted to us…

Source: Conflict and Peace

Heartfelt essay by Kendall F. Person on what conflict prevention and resolution really takes.

Why Society Needs Historians — The Social Historian

‘Society doesn’t need a 21-year-old who is a sixth century historian. It needs a 21-year-old who really understands how to analyse things, understands the tenets of leadership and contributing to society, who is a thinker and someone who has the potential to help society drive forward.’ Thus spake Patrick Johnston, Vice Chancellor of Queen’s University […]

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