In this unit, students will understand where “fake news” comes from, why it exists and how they can think like fact checkers to become fluent consumers, evaluators, and creators of information. They will apply this knowledge by selecting a controversial topic to evaluate, synthesize, and analyze all aspects before sharing with a local audience.
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Hyperdoc playlist of activities for digital literacy lesson. Teacher will need to populate the "Guided Practice" section with updated links to current events. Check out The Sift from the News Literacy Project to get ides.
This lesson was created by Courtney Baker as part of the Nebraska ESUCC Special Project Digital Age Skills.
Students will explore social issues that plague our society and the world to find an issue they are passionate about or are interested in learning more about.
Through a process of questioning, students will develop research questions that they will seek the answers to by conducting research of a variety of sources both in print and digital.
Students will create a blog site to share their research findings and write 8 blog posts, each focusing on answering a different question or aspect of their social issue, using evidence from credible sources. Their blogs will be published and shared with an authentic audience.
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