FactCheckEd.org, 9-12

FactCheckEd.org is an educational resource for high school teachers and students. It is designed to help students learn to cut through the haze of misinformation and deception that surrounds the many messages everyone is bombarded with every day. The site is a sister to the award-winning Annenberg Political Fact Check, accessible at FactCheck.org and monitors the factual accuracy of what is said in the nation’s political arena.

According to Edutopia.org, this nonpartisan site turns a critical eye toward political statements from all sides, scrutinizes misleading advertising claims, and gives students pointers on evaluating information found online. It also provides a dictionary. For educators, the site offers lesson plans and guides for teaching critical thinking, the proper use of sources, and how to recognize deceptive arguments.