21stCenturyLit.org delivers writing units that can be used to develop 21st century skills in English or social studies students in grades 7-12 (ages 12-17).
Being 21st century literate means students possess the skills need to succeed in school and the workplace in today’s world. 21stCenturyLit.org focuses on reading and writing skills with curricular units that can be taught using journalistic methods and new digital tools.
The skill focus of the 21stCenturyLit.org program includes:
- Digital literacy: search, read, and write for the digital community
- Information literacy: analyze information, sources, understand bias and copyright
- Citizenship literacy: web ethics, privacy, digital footprint
Registered users can comment on, print, download, or share lesson plans. The custom search can be used to find other K-12 curriculum topics on the web.
The authors of 21stCenturyLit.org are veteran English and journalism teachers, Stanford University Masters’ students studying technology integration in education, and researchers from interested companies.
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