NSW Department of Education
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Mission critical: How educators can help save democracy

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Key message

Educators have an important role in promoting online media literacy.

Alan November argues that students need to be taught how to be savvy, critical consumers of news, and that our definition of literacy must change to include discerning fact from fiction.

Curriculum and syllabus links

Civics and Citizenship S4

  • ACHCS056, ACHCS070 Critically analyse information and ideas from a range of sources in relation to civics and citizenship topics and issues

Civics and Citizenship S5

  • ACHCS084, ACHCS097 Critically evaluate information and ideas from a range of sources in relation to civics and citizenship topics and issues

History S5

  • ACCHS171, ACCHS189 Evaluate the reliability and usefulness of primary and secondary sources
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