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We lose so many lives because of misinformation”

Via MetaFilter / hurdy gurdy girl: “The negative effects of disinformation and misinformation around the globe have been clear and disturbing. In response, Stanford University’s History Education Group has put together a free curriculum with lesson plans and assessments for teachers and professors. The Civic Online Reasoning curriculum is intended to teach students how to recognize misinformation and disinformation by employing techniques used by professional fact checkers. You have to register (free) to access the lesson plans and assessments, but the videos–hosted by YA author and Crash Course creator John Green–are also available as a YouTube playlist. The curriculum is based on peer-reviewed research and has been tested in real classrooms…”

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