Evidence - Do the Facts Hold Up?

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Sometimes it's hard to escape bad information! Pupils learn the E.S.C.A.P.E. method for evaluating news sources and complete a worksheet to assess a news article using their new skills.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Extend the lesson by having scholars find additional news stories to evaluate in small groups
  • Break the class into six small groups and have each group summarize one letter from E.S.C.A.P.E. 
Classroom Considerations

  • Make copies of lesson materials in advance
  • Select a news story for class members to research
Pros

  • Includes thought-provoking discussion questions to culminate the lesson
  • A colorful poster reinforces key ideas
Cons

  • None