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Fake News Lesson Plan

Instructor: Josh Corbat

Josh has taught Earth Science and Physical Science at the High School level and holds a Master of Education degree from UNC-Chapel Hill.

Use this lesson to help students understand the importance of journalism in today's society. Students will watch a video lesson, discuss the importance of journalism, participate in a short online research activity, and do a fun activity highlighting fake news.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • describe the role of journalism in contemporary society.
  • describe how to determine if something is fake news.

Length

60-90 minutes

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.1

Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, attending to such features as the date and origin of the information.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.2

Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of how key events or ideas develop over the course of the text.

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