Hoaxes, Scams, Chain Letters and Urban Legends

Students 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, students 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
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Research