Media Literacy Resources for Making Sense of the News

On November 8, 2022, people across the country voted in the nation’s midterm elections. Facing History has created a collection of short, easily digestible resources to help teachers and their students enhance their media literacy skills. Three of these resources will help teachers, and those in their networks, make sense of the news in the days following the election.

Read: How to Read the News Like a Fact Checker

Watch: Defining Confirmation Bias – reporters and media professionals define “confirmation bias” and discuss its effect on how people approach and evaluate news and other information.

Explore: Where Do We Get Our News and Why Does It Matter, a mini-lesson that provides helpful tools to address media bias and develop constructive news habits.