Fake News Unit | Critical Thinking | Media Literacy | Fact Analysis & Research

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Teaching students to navigate news and information on mainstream, traditional and social media as critical thinkers is essential for 2024. It is becoming increasingly difficult to separate FACTS and OPINIONSSATIRE from LIES, and PERSUASION from PROPAGANDA in the “MISINFORMATION:” era.

A well-grounded understanding of MEDIA-LITERACY is crucial in stopping FAKE NEWS and RADICALIZATION. And This PROVEN resource will teach your students the skills to identify, analyze and critique information through proven research and fact-checking strategies to smell a rat and expose it when they see it.

THIS ENGAGING UNIT COVERS:

✅ Fake News

✅ Bias

✅ Clickbait

✅ Rumors

✅ Satire

✅ Social Media, algorithms and technology

✅ Research Skills

✅ Fact Checking beyond Google and Alexa

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THIS RESOURCE INCLUDES

⭐ An EDITABLE PowerPoint Presentation enough to fill an engaging lesson with a mix of activities.

⭐ 4 INDEPENDENT one-hour follow-up activities designed to reinforce and further explore fake news’s production, impact and implications.

⭐ A collection of fake news resources to further expand your understanding of fake news.

TEACHERS LIKE YOU SAID THIS…

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Merissa V. says… “This lesson was by far one of the most successful yet I have used on TPT. Even my least motivated students were extremely engaged with this activity. I am proud of their final work.”

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Lana P. says… “The resource was great for examining fake news for our English and Conspiracy Theories class. As students have to evaluate the websites they use, it clearly outlines a process they can understand. As we are in New Zealand, it was helpful that the resource was editable so I could include local content.”

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Koby, M says… “Used this when my students were preparing for a presentation, where the facts they had to share were required to be true and accurate. Many of my students were also sharing false facts on other topics so this was a good resource to stop incorrect news from being shared.”

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Grade Levels:

Grade 1 & 2  /  3rd Grade4th Grade  /  5th Grade  /  6th  Grade / 7th Grade / 8th Grade / 9th Grade10th GradeSenior Highschool / Suitable for Homeschooling / Not Grade Specific

Subject Areas:

Critical & Creative Thinking  /  English (ELA)  /  MathematicsReading  /  STEM & Digital TechnologiesWriting

File Types:

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Is this Resource Editable?

Yes, elements of this resource are editable, and you can customize it to meet your students’ needs.

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