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ERIC Number: EJ1228625
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7724
What's New about Fake News? Integrating Digital History for Media Literacy
Manfra, Meghan McGlinn
Social Education, v83 n2 p113-117 Mar-Apr 2019
As society continues to confront the implications of fake news and misinformation for American democracy, particularly the effects on public institutions, it is natural to turn to examples from the past. Digital libraries and archives provide students with unprecedented access to media from the past. Digital history includes the raw materials of history-- archival materials such as texts, images, and artifacts that have been digitized to allow access to larger audiences. Digital history also includes products such as digital documentaries, digital exhibits, and digital tours that provide a narrative or argument about the past. Teachers can use digital history as "history-specific cognitive tools" to "help students learn content, analyze sources, frame historical problems, corroborate evidence, determine significance, or build historical arguments." The author will focus on resources available through the Library of Congress, including the "Chronicling America" collection, and affiliated organizations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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