In 2018, the Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) began developing the Civic Online Reasoning curriculum, an initiative supported by Google.org. We worked alongside classroom teachers to develop curriculum for teaching the skills of Civic Online Reasoning. A pilot study in a Northern California school district showed modest but promising gains. We fine-tuned our approach and then conducted a full-scale experiment with students in a large Midwestern school district. Compared with students in regular classrooms, students in COR classrooms improved significantly in their ability to evaluate online sources.
A peer-reviewed article about this study has been published in Journal of Educational Psychology.