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Critical Thinking, Propaganda, Imagination, Creativity, Reasoning, Philosophy, & Imagery
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Critical thinking
site logoCritical Thinking Consortium - Fantastic sources
Creative Teaching and Applied Imagination by @TeacherToolkit
Describes a creative process, suggestions for how to teach, research, & problem based learning (PBL)
Propaganda & censorship

Information related to propaganda and censorship

Tools to identify facts from propaganda

Imagery & visualization
site logo Information on the brain, disease, immunology, injury, memory, pain, genetics, imaging, and more
Arizona State University Joel & Irene Benedict Visual Literacy Collection
site logo Mark Kistler's Imagingation Station
Learn to draw and more: galleries, camps, school assemblies...

Imagination, Mental Imagery, Consciousness, and Cognition: Scientific, Philosophical and Historical Approaches. Directory of Nigel Thomas's articles and an annotated list of links to others . Scroll down ... page...

Theories of Imagery and Imagination article by Nigel Thomas

"The Human Imagination" Our Seventh Sense!
by Donald L. Hamilton
Information on imagination. Free E-book version
site logo Dictionary of Philosophy of the Mind.
More like encyclopedia
Civics and American Democracy
Educating For American Democracy has resources to invest in strengthening history and civic learning, and to ensure that civic learning opportunities are delivered equitably throughout the country.
Civic Online Reasoning

Civic Online Reasoning logoThe Stanford history Education Group (SHEG) has developed a

Civic Online Reasoning (COR) curriculum.

COR provides free lessons and assessments that help teach students to evaluate online information that affects them, their communities, and the world.

With the development of the internet and an abundance of easily accessible information, many people thought misinformation would naturally go extinct through a digital kind of Darwinism. That was before the proliferation of misinformation, alternative facts, emotionally selective algorithms, and understanding the powerful human inclination to be mesmerized by the unexpected.

This is why digital literacy is the most important goal to be achieved by students and citizens if we are to be able to live safe and comfortable lives.

One of the most important strategies people can learn is lateral reading. That is when reading an article online to opening another tab and research the source and accuracy of the information in the article.

Activities to develop online literacy at COR. Which include:

  • Intro Lessons, Teaching Lateral Reading,
  • A Little of Everything
  • COR for the Science Classroom
  • COR for the History Classroom
  • Videos showing the Online curriculum in action

Claims on YouTube

Introduce students in grades 3–5 to Digital Passport™ by Common Sense Education. The award-winning suite of six interactive games addresses key issues kids face in today's digital world. Each engaging game teaches critical digital citizenship skills that help students learn to use technology responsibly to learn, create, and participate.

Fake News Challenge Use the The Newspaper Clipping Generator to create a fake news article and discuss if it’s fake?


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