Use this lesson to introduce students to how data and statistics can be used to spread misinformation online. Students will learn to recognize unsupported data or statistics and equip them with tools to fact-check data or statistics. Students will be able to address the following questions:
- Why is the context behind data or statistics important to know?
- What are some red flags that data shared online may be unreliable?
- How can I fact-check data that is shared online?
45 – 60 minutes for slide deck, fact-check video and activity