Why do we believe weird things (fake news)

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9th - 12th, Adult Education
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2 pages
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Fake news, misinformation, disinformation, these concepts are all over the media. We all know it’s out there, but how can we tell what is true and what is fake? Famous debunker and Skeptic.com’s editor-in-chief  Michael Shermer gives us a bit of insight into how our brain is wired to makes us believe weird things. Watch his TED talk and use the handout to highlight the important points he makes. He talks very fast, so you may want to review each item and guess the answers before you watch. If you haven't already, check out the lesson notes first. The lesson is based on the Whole Language Approach to teaching second languages in that it uses a first language resource to initiate more authentic and engaging discussions.

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2 pages
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Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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