What Is ‘Fake News’ And How Does It Impact Our Lives?

This deliberation will have students view short video clips and news articles to analyze the effect of fake news on traditional media outlets, the reasons and incentives for purveyors of “fake news,” and provide students with resources to strengthen their media literacy skills. Students will use this information to develop strategies to identify “fake news” and improve their news literacy.

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12, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

Resource Types

Primary Sources, Media

Teaching Strategies

Analysis, Individual Work, Debate

Constitution Articles

First Amendment