Fact or Fiction? Urban Legends, Viral Photos, Fake News

Fact or Fiction? Urban Legends, Viral Photos, Fake News
Fact or Fiction? Urban Legends, Viral Photos, Fake News
Fact or Fiction? Urban Legends, Viral Photos, Fake News
Fact or Fiction? Urban Legends, Viral Photos, Fake News
Fact or Fiction? Urban Legends, Viral Photos, Fake News
Fact or Fiction? Urban Legends, Viral Photos, Fake News
Fact or Fiction? Urban Legends, Viral Photos, Fake News
Fact or Fiction? Urban Legends, Viral Photos, Fake News
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Teach your students how to evaluate website or any online content! Viral photos, urban legends, fake news…

Can your students distinguish between fact and fiction?

Build your students’ knowledge and provide them with a myth-busting toolkit! This teaching resource includes relevant, high-interest materials that will teach your secondary students how to evaluate websites and how to determine the credibility of online articles and viral photos.

Your students will be engaged while learning about classic and modern urban legends. Students will analyze the reasons why our society creates these stories. This resource also teaches students about the warning signs to look for when assessing the credibility of online content.

Students will answer questions based on a website evaluation Google Slides presentation that includes video clips, links to online news stories, and interactive online exercises testing their knowledge in selecting which online news articles are fake vs. real. They will also engage in application activities by applying what they learn in order to determine which viral photos are real and which ones have been altered or photoshopped.

Students will learn the TRAAP checklist for evaluating websites: T- Timeliness, R-Relevance, A-Authority, A-Accuracy, P-Purpose.

Using the TRAAP checklist and a TRAAP website evaluation chart, students will assess a pair of online articles on 4 different topics in order to evaluate whether the information is credible or fake news.

Armed with the knowledge of fact-checking sites, warning signs to look for, and a web evaluation checklist, your students will never fall for the “TRAAP” of fake news again!

With this purchase you will receive the following materials:

Fact or Fiction? Urban Legends, Viral Photos, Fake News

★ 40 Modern Google Slides on Urban Legends, Fake News, and Viral Photoshopped Images,
★ Article and Video Links, Critical Thinking Activities, and Topics for Discussion;
★ Fact or Fiction Slides Presentation Handout with Questions and Teacher’s Answer Key;
★ Links to Interactive Tests and Activities – Identify the Fake News Story and Can You Spot the Fake Image Online Quiz with Answer Key;
★ How to Spot Fake Photos Using a Reverse Google Image Search with Application Activity;
★ Links to Fact-Checking Sites;
★ Handout on Using the TRAAP Checklist for Website Evaluation;
★ TRAAP Site Evaluation Chart with 8 Sites to Evaluate;
★ Teacher’s Answer Key for TRAAP Website Evaluation Activity.

This resource includes a PDF with resource links formatted for Google Classroom and Google Drive. Directions on accessing, sharing, and printing are also included for teachers who are using Microsoft Office and Microsoft OneDrive. The handouts can be used digitally or easily printed in order for students to use!

The activities in this resource will provide your students with the skills they need to become effective researchers while empowering them with the ability to evaluate websites, news articles, and images.

The modern graphics, relevant information, and the use of humor will also appeal to today’s tweens and teens!

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45 pages
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Teaching Duration
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