Because sometimes it really is fake news, and our students need to know how to figure that out.
Grade level and duration: We did this with 6th grade ELA classes in a cool 80 minutes.
- Students will be able to discern “sponsored content”, opinion pieces, and advertising/advertorials on legitimate news websites.
- Students will able to determine the legitimacy of an unknown news website using a checklist.
- Students will be able to use online tools to determine the accuracy of a news story or viral image.