This lesson aims to equip students with skills to identify credible information online, evaluate news sources on social media and beyond, and build a balanced media diet.
The second part of this media literacy section could take up to 1-2 days as well. These two lessons focus on finding credible news on social media.
We recommend using these two lessons from Common Sense Media together to teach about the skills of finding credible news on social media.
Credibility, Misinformation, Corroboration
FINDING CREDIBLE NEWS (three activities totaling 45 minutes)
IS BREAKING NEWS BROKEN ON SOCIAL MEDIA? (two activities totaling 30 minutes)
PRACTICING QUALITY JOURNALISM (40 minutes) – This lesson helps teach the standards of quality journalism that trustworthy news sources abide by. Students will play the role of a reporter in a game-like simulation of a breaking news event.
Thank you to our partners at the Pitt Disinformation Lab for their consultation on the collection of these resources.