Anyone -- from accredited journalists, citizen journalists, or even just a regular person on the street with a smartphone -- can shed light on injustices or important events that larger media outlets might struggle to cover, or not cover at all. While this can help break stories, the information in these posts and reports can spread without the fact-checking, editorial lens, or journalistic ethics used in traditional news reporting. Use this lesson plan to help students think critically about social media's impact on elections and voting.
Is Breaking News Broken on Social Media?
Grade Level Grades 8-12
Resource Type Lesson Plan