Subject-Specific Civic Online Reasoning Lessons

We’ve designed our curriculum to be suitable for all classrooms, regardless of subject. But we know that subject-specific lessons can be a useful entry point for students and teachers, so we have some that are specific to history and science classrooms. 

History teachers, our COR for the History Classroom collection includes lessons and tasks to help improve history students' digital literacy.

In our Hurricane Katrina lesson, students critically evaluate three websites about the catastrophic storm to determine which are trustworthy. 

Our Equal Rights Amendment lesson asks students to evaluate the trustworthiness of a historical claim made on Twitter to determine whether the Equal Rights Amendment had popular support in the 1970s and whether it does today.

We also have a task in which students evaluate historical claims made about Margaret Sanger or Cesar Chavez on the internet.

Science teachers, the COR for the Science Classroom collection incorporates science-related digital sources to guide students through how to evaluate scientific information on the internet.

In our Lateral Reading about Renewable Energy lesson, students investigate whether three websites are trustworthy sources of information about renewable energy.

Our Evaluating Evidence about Climate Change lesson helps students learn to skillfully evaluate evidence about climate change on social media platforms.

This task asks students to identify who is behind different articles presenting information about plastics and the environment or climate change.