A Stanford study last fall revealed that most students don’t know when news is fake. In recent months, we have seen the rise of “alternative facts” and “fake news,” making news literacy a much more critical part of youth education. In response, CIOGC is partnering with the Muslim Media Collective to present free News Literacy Workshops for youth at CIOGC member schools. The first workshop scheduled will be held at Islamic Foundation School on Sunday, March 12 and presented by Aymen Abdel Halim, CIOGC Communications Director.
The News Literacy Workshop promotes news literacy by providing students (grades 6-12) the tools to evaluate the accuracy and reliability of news sources as well as an opportunity to put theory into practice by analyzing various forms of news media (Internet, TV, print, radio).
Topics and discussion questions will cover a variety of news and information sources, whether news and information sources are trustworthy/untrustworthy, and how to distinguish fact from rumor.
Interested in booking a News Literacy Workshop at your school? Contact [email protected] for more information.