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Detect & Dismiss: How to Spot Fake News {Distance Learning}

Detect & Dismiss: How to Spot Fake News {Distance Learning}
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Detect & Dismiss: How to Spot Fake News {Distance Learning}
Detect & Dismiss: How to Spot Fake News {Distance Learning}
Detect & Dismiss: How to Spot Fake News {Distance Learning}
Detect & Dismiss: How to Spot Fake News {Distance Learning}
Detect & Dismiss: How to Spot Fake News {Distance Learning}
Detect & Dismiss: How to Spot Fake News {Distance Learning}
Detect & Dismiss: How to Spot Fake News {Distance Learning}
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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.

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Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced searches effectively; assess the strengths and limitations of each source in terms of the task, purpose, and audience; integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas, avoiding plagiarism and overreliance on any one source and following a standard format for citation.
Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced searches effectively; assess the usefulness of each source in answering the research question; integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas, avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.
Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.
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.
Analyze a case in which two or more texts provide conflicting information on the same topic and identify where the texts disagree on matters of fact or interpretation.

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