Hoaxes, Scams, Chain Letters and Urban Legends

Young scholars explore the evacuation of New Orleans due to Hurricane Katrina. Using the internet, they research stories they may have heard and verify a story's authenticity. Students discuss rumors and urban legends. Given a worksheet, young scholars analyze legends and determine what is true or false. They explore how particular rumors got started and why the rumor could be harmful. Students examine ways to identify scams.

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Grade
7th - 12th
Subjects
Social Studies & History
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Lesson Plans
Instructional Strategy
Research