Detect & Dismiss: How to Spot Fake News {10 Lessons}

Angie Kratzer
2.5k Followers
Standards
Formats Included
  • PDF
  • Google Apps™
  • Internet Activities
Pages
45 pages
$9.50
$9.50
Share this resource
Angie Kratzer
2.5k Followers
Includes Google Apps™
The Teacher-Author indicated this resource includes assets from Google Workspace (e.g. docs, slides, etc.).

Also included in

  1. Is testing over? Do you have a gap to fill? Use this set of stand-alone activities and lesson plans to engage students and keep the classroom meaningful. Handle the last two weeks school with a ten-lesson unit on fake news, a two-day activity on Titanic survivor Violet Jessop, and a two-day set of e
    $13.00
    $16.50
    Save $3.50
  2. This AP English Language & Composition bundle is for the first-time instructor or seasoned Lang teacher who needs to shake things up a bit. It contains 1077 pages of AP Language and Composition resources (all 50 of my AP products!). Priced individually, the value of these products is $266.50.The
    $199.50
    $266.50
    Save $67.00
  3. This AP English Language & Composition bundle is for the first-time instructor or seasoned teacher who needs to shake things up a bit. It contains 963 pages of AP Language resources (40 of my AP products!). Priced individually, the value of these products is $226.50 (not including the duplicate
    $176.50
    $226.50
    Save $50.00
  4. Is it possible that division is designed, that anger is orchestrated? Through fake news and social media manipulation, the political divide in our country gets deeper and wider by the day. These two resources will provide at least ELEVEN LESSON PLANS to help you guide students through understanding
    $11.00
    $13.00
    Save $2.00
  5. This is a custom collection for a teacher who already has a number of the resources within the No-Lit bundle.
    $119.00
    $132.00
    Save $13.00
  6. Whether you're a substitute teacher, a contract teacher covering classes, a department chair, or an administrator, this eight-resource bundle will save your sanity. TED Talks, Netflix documentaries, detailed media literacy lessons, and a fascinating article about a Titanic survivor will do more than
    $19.50
    $29.00
    Save $9.50

Description

This ten-lesson unit is designed to train secondary students to evaluate source credibility and recognize questionable content and “fake news” on the Internet. It is provided in both Google Slides and PDF.

◈Lesson 1: The Problem

Students will learn relevant terminology and apply it to an article about students’ inability to distinguish the real from the fake.

◈Lesson 2: Headlines and Sponsored Content

Students will learn to analyze the language of headlines and evaluate sites based on native ads and other sponsored content.

◈Lesson 3: Spin

Students will compare and contrast how different outlets present and interpret facts.

◈Lesson 4: Hoax Sites and Satire

Students will study the characteristics of sites designed specifically to create fake news for different purposes.

◈Lesson 5: Reliability and Bias

Students will learn to use the Media Bias Chart to evaluate reliability and bias. ◈Lesson 6: Loaded Language and Faulty Reasoning

Students will learn to look for emotional, charged language and logical fallacies.

◈Lesson 7: Deep Fakes and Photoshop

Students will be exposed to deep fakes and Photoshop and the way they are used to deceive audiences.

◈Lesson 8: Fact Checking and Source Tracking

Students will learn to trace the original source of information and check the facts contained within it.

◈Lesson 9: Context

Students will learn to analyze the context of a fact to make decisions about veracity.

◈Lesson 10: Culminating Project

Students will complete one of three projects in order to demonstrate their learning or extend their knowledge. Each student may create an infographic, create and track a fake news story, or research the consequences of fake news.

All materials are available on Google Slides. The link is provided in the file upon download.

◈◈◈◈◈

Sign up HERE for Angie's EMAIL LIST! Get regular exclusive freebies, announcements, and a little bit of humor.

◈◈◈◈◈

Are you a high school English teacher? Come join the Facebook group High School English with Angie Kratzer.

◈◈◈◈◈

Earn TPT Credits

Every time you make a purchase on Teachers Pay Teachers and leave feedback, you earn credit toward a future purchase. How does it work? After logging in, go to My Purchases and find the Provide Feedback button beside each product. Leave a fair rating and a comment about the resource, and you're done!

◈◈◈◈◈

Come collaborate with me!

Facebook

Pinterest

Instagram

Blog

Website

Total Pages
45 pages
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
Report this Resource to TpT
Reported resources will be reviewed by our team. Report this resource to let us know if this resource violates TpT’s content guidelines.

Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how an author uses rhetoric to advance that point of view or purpose.
Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how the author acknowledges and responds to conflicting evidence or viewpoints.

Reviews

Questions & Answers

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

More About Us

Keep in Touch!

Sign Up