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What is Lateral Reading? The Works of SHEG (Stanford History Education Group)

Breakstone, Joel, et al. “Lateral Reading: College Students Learn to Critically Evaluate Internet Sources in an Online Course.” Harvard Kennedy School Misinformation Review, 2021.

“Sort Fact from Fiction Online with Lateral Reading.” YouTube, uploaded by Stanford History Education Group, 16 Jan. 2020,

Wineburg, Sam, et al. “Educating for Misunderstanding: How Approaches to Teaching Digital Literacy Make Students Susceptible to Scammers, Rogues, Bad Actors, and Hate Mongers.” (Working Paper A-21322, Stanford History Education Group, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 2020).

Wineburg, Sam, and Sarah McGrew. “Lateral Reading and the Nature of Expertise: Reading Less and Learning More When Evaluating Digital Information.” Teachers College Record: The Voice of Scholarship in Education, vol. 121, no. 11, 2019, pp. 1–40.

---. “Lateral Reading: Reading Less and Learning More When Evaluating Digital Information.” SSRN Electronic Journal, 2017.


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