Fake News Lesson 4: Why Lie?

Fake News Lesson 4: Why Lie?
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Have you been looking for ways to help your students evaluate what they read online for credibility?

This is Lesson 4 in my Fake News unit.

The previous three lessons include a discussion of the importance of truth, in-depth vocabulary study of current terms related to fake news, and teaching a set of criteria with activities to identify fake news. This lesson goes more into depth about where fake news comes from, ad why people would create it, read it, believe it and share it.

The sequence of the unit is:
Fake News Lesson 1: Is Truth Important?
Fake News Lesson 2: News Vocabulary
Fake News Lesson 3: How to spot fake news.

Lesson 4: Why lie? Why do people create, read and share fake news?
Lesson 5: Writing: How to Write Real News

A growing bundle of the entire unit is also available here. The growing bundle includes the first four lessons in the unit, with the last lesson on its way very soon!

This lesson includes:
- A detailed lesson plan with Common Core standards connections to 7th grade standards.
-Two quickwrite activities for before an after the main lesson.
- A slideshow of information and links to online resources for the lesson
-instructions for a group discussion and carousel activity for students to share perspectives.
- A notes organizer for the lecture, video and readings.

All documents are included in Microsoft Word (.docx) format and .pdf. The lesson plan also includes links to Google Docs and Google Slides versions of the other documents.

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24 pages
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Teaching Duration
3 days
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