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Overview:
 Verifying social media posts is quickly becoming a necessary endeavor in everyday life, let alone in the world of education. Social media has moved beyond a digital world which connects with friends and family and has become a quick and easy way to access news, information, and human interest stories from around the world. As this state of media has become the "new normal," especially for our younger generations, we, educators, find ourselves charged with a new task of teaching our students how to interact with and safely consume digital information.The following three modules are designed to be used as stand-alone activities or combined as one unit, in which the lessons can be taught in any order. "Who Said What?!" is a module focusing on author verification. "A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words'' is a module devoted to image verification. "Getting the Facts Straight" is a module designed to dive into information verification. Lastly, there are assessment suggestions to be utilized after completing all three modules.
Subject:
Journalism, Reading Informational Text, U.S. History, World History, Cultural Geography, Political Science, Sociology
Level:
Middle School
Material Type:
Activity/Lab, Assessment, Diagram/Illustration, Homework/Assignment, Lesson, Lesson Plan, Module, Unit of Study
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Date Added:
11/04/2020
License:
Creative Commons Attribution Creative Commons Attribution
Language:
English
Media Format:
Downloadable docs, Graphics/Photos, Text/HTML

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Thomas Kepler on May 03, 01:47pm

I've rated this three stars because I would need to adapt the concept for 4th grade. The basic concept is strong, however--finding inaccurate or miss-attributed material and discovering how to find the true facts or author. I checking out sites now to use with students--such as the flat earth society. I also am asking a colleague about a site he used to use to teach research accuracy--something about Columbus checking his cellphone.

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