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Do a quick internet search for "fake news" and "the 2020 election." The results are alarming. Teaching students to learn to deal effectively with fake news is information literacy. As librarians and educators we have continued to learn and expand our information literacy knowledge. We work to teach our students to be skeptical, lateral searchers and fact-checkers.
August 18, 2020, marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which granted American women the right to vote. The United States Senate recently designated August as Women’s Suffrage Month.
To help celebrate this new resolution, we compiled a list of resources to inform and help librarians with programming ideas to teach this important history.
When we first started blogging for Programming Librarian, it was January 2018. We had just presented at the 2017 American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Conference in Phoenix on the trend of fake news that was on the uptick leading up to and after the 2016 presidential election.
Well, here we are again, leading up to another presidential election. And adding to that, we’re in the midst of a pandemic and nationwide protests over racial justice and police brutality.
Ben Franklin Circles are conversation clubs modeled on Benjamin Franklin’s “Junto.” Franklin gathered a small group of peers for weekly meetings where they explored how to improve themselves and the world around them.
August 18, 1920, marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave American women the right to vote. To help your library commemorate the occasion, Programming Librarian has assembled the following resources, news articles, films and more.
Do you have any other resources that are not listed below? Please share them in the comments or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.