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
Host: Natalie Moore
Harm & Distrust
Host: Tamerra Griffin
Host: Renée DiResta
Host: Wesley Lowery
Host: Melanie Trecek-King
Evaluating Science-Based Claims
Host: Tracie Potts
Host: Nicco Mele
Introduction to Algorithms
Host: Sisi Wei
Making Sense of Data
Host: Claire Wardle
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
Host: Paul Saltzman
What Is News?
Host: Paul SaltzmanWhat Is News?
Host: Indira LakshmananUnderstanding Bias
Host: Sam ChaltainThe First Amendment
Host: Soraya Sarhaddi NelsonPress Freedoms Around the World
Host: Lalo AlcarazPower in Art: The Watchdog Role of Editorial Cartoonists
Host: Enrique AcevedoPracticing Quality Journalism
*Available in Spanish
Host: Claire WardleMisinformation
Host: Nicco MeleIntroduction to Algorithms
Host: Tracie PottsInfoZones
Host: Wesley LoweryDemocracy’s Watchdog
Host: Renée DiRestaConspiratorial Thinking
Host: Tamerra GriffinCitizen Watchdogs
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.
Host: David Clinch
Verifying social media content
Know Your Rights: What Freedoms Does the First Amendment Protect?
Host: Cindy Otis
Can you search like a pro?
Evaluating evidence online
Host: Hannah Covington
Is it legit?
Game-like activities that provide extra practice on lesson content.
Quizzes that extend and expand on concepts and skills introduced in lessons.
The Check Center
A series of tools designed to build skills and habits of mind to detect and debunk misinformation.
A Newsroom to Classroom Connection, either in person or virtually, with one of NLP's journalist volunteers, arranged by educators through our online directory.
Supplemental content, student creation tools, assessment links, transcripts and more for both teachers and students.