Independent and collaborative learning

Checkology offers a dynamic and relevant news literacy curriculum that includes 13 interactive lessons, one of which is also available in Spanish. Lessons and exercises are organized into four distinct news literacy topics and skill sets—filtering news and information, exercising civic freedoms, navigating the information landscape and learning how to know what to believe. The curriculum includes lessons requested by educators, enhanced interactivity and design, and game-like exercises where students can practice their skills. Teachers can customize and sequence lessons based on classroom objectives. Checkology encourages both independent and collaborative learning and allows students to progress at their own pace.
Explore the lessons

Host: Kimberley Strassel

Arguments & Evidence

Host: Dr. Melissa Clarke

Be Health Informed

Host: Self-guided interactive lesson

Be the Editor

Host: Emily Withrow

Branded Content

Host: Tamerra Griffin

Citizen Watchdogs

Host: Renée DiResta

Conspiratorial Thinking

Host: Wesley Lowery

Democracy’s Watchdog

Host: Tracie Potts

InfoZones

Host: Nicco Mele

Introduction to Algorithms

Host: Sisi Wei

Making Sense of Data

Host: Claire Wardle

Misinformation

Host: Enrique Acevedo

Practicing Quality Journalism

Host: Lalo Alcaraz

Power in Art: The Watchdog Role of Editorial Cartoonists

Host: Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson

Press Freedoms Around the World

Host: Sam Chaltain

The First Amendment

Host: Indira Lakshmanan

Understanding Bias

Host: Paul Saltzman

What Is News?

  • Host: Paul Saltzman
    What Is News?
    • Education
  • Host: Indira Lakshmanan
    Understanding Bias
    • Education
    • Everyone
  • Host: Sam Chaltain
    The First Amendment
    • Education
  • Host: Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson
    Press Freedoms Around the World
    • Education
  • Host: Lalo Alcaraz
    Power in Art: The Watchdog Role of Editorial Cartoonists
    • Education
  • Host: Enrique Acevedo
    Practicing Quality Journalism
    • Education
    • Everyone
    *Available in Spanish
  • Host: Claire Wardle
    Misinformation
    • Education
    • Everyone
  • Host: Nicco Mele
    Introduction to Algorithms
    • Education
  • Host: Tracie Potts
    InfoZones
    • Education
    • Everyone
  • Host: Wesley Lowery
    Democracy’s Watchdog
    • Education
    • Everyone
  • Host: Renée DiResta
    Conspiratorial Thinking
    • Education
    • Everyone
  • Host: Tamerra Griffin
    Citizen Watchdogs
    • Education
Lessons closely align with educational standards
Practice, extend and fact-check
There are dozens of supplemental activities on Checkology. Check out a few of them below.

MisinfoQuest: Weather

Host: David Clinch

Verifying social media content

InfoZones: Immigration

Know Your Rights: What Freedoms Does the First Amendment Protect?

Host: Cindy Otis

Can you search like a pro?

Evaluating evidence online

Exercises Premium Enrichment
Exercises
Game-like activities that provide extra practice on lesson content.
Challenge Premium Enrichment
Challenges
Quizzes that extend and expand on concepts and skills introduced in lessons.
The Check Center Premium Enrichment
The Check Center
A series of tools designed to build skills and habits of mind to detect and debunk misinformation.
Newsroom to Classroom Premium Enrichment
Education
Journalist Visits
A Newsroom to Classroom Connection, either in person or virtually, with one of NLP's journalist volunteers, arranged by educators through our online directory.
Resources Premium Enrichment
Education
Resources
Supplemental content, student creation tools, assessment links, transcripts and more for both teachers and students.

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