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The Stony Brook model of teaching News Literacy uses a "toolbox" method, providing students with a set of specific tools to drive active consumption of news and information. We also believe that you, the teacher, are best suited to bring these materials to your students, as you are intimately aware of their needs. Here, we provide a mix of practical and digital tools to empower you to bring this crucial 21st-century skill to your student population.

The goal here is for students to consistently practice these tools so they become "second nature" for students to put into practice.

We work with educators in all sorts of contexts (classroom teachers, college professors, librarians, community leaders, etc.) in providing training, coaching opportunities and teaching resources, including powerpoint presentations, case studies and lesson plans.

If you have other questions, please feel free to reach out to us directly by emailing: newsliteracy@stonybrook.edu
 


All of our materials are linked to our course lessons and concepts. If needed, you may want to to refer to our Training page for details on those lessons and concepts.

While these materials are made available for free, you will need to register on our site for access to all of them. We also make these materials available with an Attribution-NonCommercial CC BY-NC License. You can read more about this here.

Full Course Materials

  • Our Course Pack features our most recently created materials being used in our undergrad course at Stony Brook University. This set of 14 lessons includes PowerPoint presentations with embedded multimedia, course recitation guides and related materials.

Modularized Lessons 

Case Studies

  • In these case studies, we’ve used prominent news stories, ripped from the headlines, to illustrate key News Literacy lessons. The case studies are categorized by News Literacy concept.  

Localized Lesson Plans 

  • We have been engaged in projects in which we have created lessons tied to media from a particular region of the country. Our first set of lessons were localized for the Chicago area

  • If you are a teacher in greater New York City, or Long Island, you may also be interested in learning how you can implement news literacy as an ACE course, where students can gain college credit for taking it. High schools that teach News Literacy are: Northport, Cold Spring Harbor, Kings Park, East Islip, Ossining , and Benjamin Banneker Academy. To learn more, visit https://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/ace/ .
     

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