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Helping kids understand COVID-19


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Essay Contests

  • #FREEPRESS Essay Contest
     A student essay contest on the importance of the free press that will help solve that problem. This unique lesson is in the form of a contest with $15,000 in cash prizes and a four-year scholarship valued at $152,000 for kids 6th grade through university. The 500-word essay competition is sponsored by The McCarthey Family Foundation and The Boston Globe. - DEADLINE APRIL 24, 2020


Keeping Kids Engaged


Media Literacy Resources

  • Commonsense.org
    For tips and guides on using media wisely and digital citizenship as a family
  • News Literacy Project
    This site empowers educators to teach students the skills they need to become smart, active consumers of news and other information and engaged, informed participants in civic life.
  • Allsides.com
    Looking for media balance in today’s news? This website is a compilation of links to articles on the same subject through the lens of multiple media outlets. A crowd-sourced label from far-left, centrist, and far-right sources allows students to compare information. Check out the Dictionary tab for how people from different perspectives define words we use everyday in different ways.
  • Crash Course: Navigating Digital Resources
    This YouTube channel, hosted by John Green, features ten lessons on becoming a better consumer of digital media.
  • Combatting Misinformation
    Designed with middle-school students in mind, a class of U of U Honors students have designed a set of five lesson plans to address misinformation in digital media, focusing specifically on social media.

UEN Learning Resources

Keep learning with UEN’s broadcast and online resources for PreK – Grade 12 students.


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Test Prep & College & Career Planning

  • UtahFutures
    Explore career options, plan for college and prep for the ACT.

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