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Lesson plan: ‘I can’t believe it when I see it!’ A primer on spotting misinformation

Grade Level Grades 6-12
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Use this lesson to introduce students to the nuances of how misinformation spreads around major events, sometimes unintentionally, with a focus on the unintended consequences of sharing even “feel-good” misinformation. Students will learn how to recognize when to fact-check something and some basic fact-checking tools.

ESTIMATED TIME:  45 minutes for slide deck; 60 – 90 minutes for slide deck and extension activity

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