TIn this lesson we will be discussing with high school students how to protect themselves from fake news. We will be doing an activity that has them using these skills in real time.
This lesson ties into both ELA and Journalism standards asking students to critically analyze online news sources. Students will read Stephen Glass's famously fabricated article "Hack Heaven" and use their understanding of the methods of the CRAAP test to analyze its overall credibility. This lesson can be used in-person and online, synchronously, as well as asynchronously, and ties into a research project where students conduct research to research, report, write, and edit their own news article on a topic of their choosing.
This is a 5 day unit about validating sources on the internet and social media. It is taught so that students understand and respect the obligations of using social media wisely before sharing and the importance of giving credit to creators through citing sources. It is a blended unit with a final project to be done in Apple's Keynote where students will show what they have learned in a slide show to other students in the class. They will be able to practice what they learn in class and become better at research, validating sources, and spotting fake news. Image citation - “Say Thanks to Pxhere - Free Images & Free Stock Photos - Pxhere.” Pxhere.com, https://pxhere.com/en/photo/1361501.