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Lesson plan: What to do when "trusted sources" share misinformation

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Grade Level Grades 9-12
Resource Type Lesson Plan

About This Lesson

OVERVIEW

People or organizations that appear to be credible and qualified can also spread misinformation when not all the facts are clear, especially during a scary event such as the train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio. Students will explore an example of a credible source spreading misinformation about acid rain and then apply those media literacy skills to research another issue surrounding the release of dangerous chemicals.

OBJECTIVES

 Students will be able to:  

  • Explain why it is important to fact-check information from experts.
  • Use lateral reading to research a source and the evidence of a claim.

ESTIMATED TIME:  45 minutes

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Trusted sources_ share misinformation PBS LP.pdf

Lesson Plan
August 10, 2023
48.26 KB
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Was there really acid rain in Ohio? | Is This Legit?
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