Facing Ferguson: News Literacy in a Digital Age

NLP partnered with Facing History and Ourselves to develop an educational resource examining the information aftermath of the shooting of Michael Brown and the protests that followed, which became a flashpoint for discussion about race, policing, and justice.

"Facing Ferguson: News Literacy in a Digital Age" consists of 11 lessons and 12 original videos with 28 subject matter experts that explore how implicit biases shape our understanding of the world, and how news literacy skills and concepts can help students find reliable information to make decisions, take action, and become effective civic participants in today’s complex information landscape.

The partnership with Facing History and Ourselves calls upon NLP's deep understanding of the skills today’s students need to be critical consumers of news and Facing History’s unique pedagogy. 

Check out what "Facing Ferguson" offers teachers and their students:

Highlights from Facing Ferguson: News Literacy in a Digital Age from The News Literacy Project on Vimeo.