Tuesday, May 2, 2017
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM EDT

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Elizabeth Taylor 
America in Class – National Humanities Center 

#fakenews: Teaching Historical Understanding
in the Digital Age

Webinar Leaders

Kevin Levin, Independent Historian

Ben Walsh, Vice President, The Historical Association (England)

Webinar Details

We all know the phrase, but what does it have to do with history teaching? More importantly, how might history classrooms help to inoculate students against the worst effects of fake news? Kevin Levin (historian and educator) and Ben Walsh (Historical Association UK) explore the origins and anatomy of fake news, some of its manifestations in history and history teaching, and possible ways in which we might be able to tame this phenomenon.