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.
Included with basic
Included with premium
Host: Paul SaltzmanDifficulty 1.5
Host: Self-guided interactive lessonDifficulty 2
Host: Sam ChaltainDifficulty 2
Host: Tamerra GriffinDifficulty 3
Host: Soraya Sarhaddi NelsonDifficulty 4.5
Host: Nicco MeleDifficulty 1.5
Host: Emily WithrowDifficulty 4.5
Host: Kimberley StrasselDifficulty 3
Our lessons closely align with
Checkology Premium includes enrichment activities and resources to support educators as they extend student learning by blending the platform materials in their classrooms.
Game-like activities that provide students with 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 teach students tips and skills for checking the legitimacy of content they find outside of the classroom.
Newsroom to Classroom
A Classroom Connection visit, 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.
Additional Premium features
Educators can see and access all work that a student submits through our lightweight learning management system (LMS).
- Word Wall
The Word Wall offers students quick access to a glossary of news literacy terms.
Occasional contests are hosted by the News Literacy Project education team, available to Premium students.
Educators can assign a co-teacher to each section of students, enabling that teacher to also access and evaluate students’ work.
- Discuss Wall
On this optional classroom discussion wall, students can respond to prompts created by their educator.
Educators can send three types of messages to students within the platform: announcements, text-response and multiple choice.