This report details the knowledge and research that launched the civic media literacy toolkit.
This facilitators guide is for the Civic IDEA introductory activity and ice breaker. In this short introduction to the curriculum, participants will reflect on the meaning of literacy, media literacy, and digital media literacy and how these skills are represented in their own communities.
This facilitators guide is for the Civic IDEA Investigate activity Connect the Dots. Connect the Dots demonstrates how data can be analyzed using a visual network diagram. This hands-on activity helps participants learn about network data by creating and analyzing a dataset about their own interests.
This facilitators guide is for the Civic IDEA Investigate activity SameDiff. SameDiff contrasts two or more text files and allows participants to compare the content of each file. It helps participants see differences and similarities in the words used in each file visually so they can learn about quantitative analysis of text and data visualization.
This facilitators guide is for the Civic IDEA Investigate activity WordCounter. WordCounter invites participants to build their data literacy skills by finding and visualizing a story about what words are found in local media.
This facilitators guide is for the Civic IDEA Deliberate activity Deciders and Deliberators. This activity invites @Stake players to create new personas for gameplay. These personas might be based on specific people or needs demonstrated in communities.
This facilitators guide is for the Civic IDEA Deliberate activity Stakeholder Persona Expansion. The @Stake persona expansion activity invites players to expand on the backstories of players within the @Stake game environment.
This facilitators guide is for the Civic Idea Deliberate activity Deciders and Deliberators. Participants will play @Stake, which empowers participants to role play in a civic issue scenario where they advocate for different viewpoints and make hard decisions about what is best for the community.
This facilitators guide is for the Civic IDEA Advocate activity Hashtag You're It. Hashtag You’re It is a social media-based bluffing game where participants read real tweets with hidden hashtags, submit their own hashtag to fool other participants, and then attempt to select the real hashtag themselves without getting fooled by others.
This facilitators guide is for the Civic IDEA Express activity Talk Back to Racism. In Talk Back to Racism, participants analyze how race and ethnicity are presented within media text, through images and sounds.