Fake News Investigation | Media Literacy - Lesson and Game | Evaluating Sources

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Effectively navigating news and information through a CRITICAL & ANALYTICAL LENS is an essential skill for students to have in an increasingly online and digital world. This all-in-one resource includes a mini-lesson with PowerPoint and Handout on the CRAP Checklist which can be used to evaluate online sources, a game to give students practicing using the CRAP Checklist, and a graphic organizer that can be used in several ways over the course of a media literacy unit.

LESSON OBJECTIVES

Students will be able to:

  • Understand the rights and responsibilities of news/media consumers
  • Reflect on why media literacy is essential in this age of increased media consumption
  • Identify "fake news" and evaluate the credibility and validity of sources

MINIMAL PREP

  • Full lesson plan with a thematic PowerPoint, talking points, and printable CRAP Checklist handout for students to follow along.
  • Choose your own article or use the ones I provide!

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Total Pages
12 pages
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
50 minutes
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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric.
Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.
Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, including the validity of the reasoning as well as the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence.
Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.

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