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New Online Tool: The Wall Street Journal Offers Side-By-Side Look at the Facebook Political News Filter Bubble | LJ INFOdocket

From NiemanLab: To illustrate the disparity in political news on Facebook, The Wall Street Journal created “Blue Feed, Red Feed,” a tool that gives users a side-by-side look at how conservative and liberal news sources are talking about divisive topics such as guns, ISIS, Donald Trump, an
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Teaching Ideas For #Ferguson #MichaelBrown

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View the story "Teaching Ideas For #Ferguson #Michael Brown" on Storify.

 

Storify, by the way, is a tool that can be used to assemble a collection of tweets on one webpage, with live links preserved.

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Teaching About Ferguson | Teaching for Change

Teaching About Ferguson | Teaching for Change | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

Earlier this year I shared several resources for teaching about the civil rights issues in Ferguson, MO. After last night's news, we'll all want to revisit this issue with our students, who will undoubtedly have a great deal to say. Trending on Twitter is a hashtag: #FergusonSyllabus, where teachers are sharing resources for teaching about Ferguson and Civil Rights. Check it out (even if you don't have a Twitter) here:

https://twitter.com/hashtag/fergusonsyllabus?f=realtime

 

Use the filter button on the toolbar in the upper right corner of this page to find those earlier articles, which were tagged "CivilRights."

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Following Ferguson: Teaching the Crisis in the Classroom - COLORLINES

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#FergusonSyllabus comes to the classroom.
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Greely High School students debate North Yarmouth withdrawal from SAD 51

CUMBERLAND — Though they may not be able to vote on it, members of Greely High School's debate team had a lot to say last week about the possibility of North Yarmouth leaving School Administrative District 51.
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The Baltimore riots: Newseum resources

As events in Baltimore continue to unfold, use Newseum resources to make connections in your classroom. Below is a list of relevant resources and lesson plans that relate to the events in Baltimore. Resources are divided into three categories: media literacy, historical connections, and civics and citizenship.
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Understanding Ferguson: A guide to the best essays and journalism

Understanding Ferguson: A guide to the best essays and journalism | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
There is no single explanation for why Ferguson, Mo., erupted this summer. Other communities have wrestled with the aftermath of controversial police shootings. Other cities have struggled with the lingering forces of segregation and racial disadvantage. Other vigils have been held, sermons delivered.
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How to Teach Kids About What's Happening in Ferguson

How to Teach Kids About What's Happening in Ferguson | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
A crowdsourced syllabus about race, African American history, civil rights, and policing
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The Best Resources Honoring Nelson Mandela At His Passing….

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Via internet curator extraordinaire, Larry Ferlazzo.

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Teaching Hurricane Sandy: Ideas and Resources

Teaching Hurricane Sandy: Ideas and Resources | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Ways to bring this enormous storm and its aftermath into science, history, math, journalism, language arts, media studies and civics classrooms. How are you teaching about Hurricane Sandy?
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