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The Civic Online Reasoning Curriculum in Action

See a Civic Online Reasoning lesson implemented in a high school classroom.

Get Started with COR Collections

Teaching Lateral Reading

Evaluating where information comes from is a crucial part of deciding whether it is trustworthy. By observing fact checkers, we found that the best way to learn about a website is lateral reading—leaving a site to see what other digital sources say about it. In this sequence of lessons, teachers model lateral reading and guide students through a series of structured activities to develop and improve their lateral reading skills.

A Little of Everything

This sequence of lessons introduces students to each of the three COR questions, as well as to strategies with which to answer them.

Get Started with Lessons and Assessments

Intro to Who's Behind the Information?

In this lesson, students learn why the source of information is so important and practice analyzing information based on who's behind it.

Intro to What Do Other Sources Say?

This lesson introduces students to the importance of checking what other sources say.

Sponsored Content

This task assesses students' ability to recognize that an article is sponsored and address why that might make it less reliable.
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