Media literacy, finding common ground key for civic ed

  • The Francis Parker School in San Diego implemented curricula teaching students between junior kindergarten and 12th grade how to engage in civil discussion, as well as how to decipher fact from fiction and navigate differences, District Administration reports.
  • During the 2020 presidential election cycle, for example, students didn’t debate as Republicans or Democrats, but rather learned how to discuss their feelings, fact check, and find truth and common ground.
  • Faculty received professional development on the curricula before it launched, and school instructors, librarians and clinical workers assist by teaching students how to respond productively and think critically through emotional moments.

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Posted by Dawn LoMauro
Dawn LoMauro Operations Manager/Exec Asst to the Assoc Provost Dawn LoMauro