Hoaxes, Scams, Chain Letters and Urban Legends

Learners 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, learners 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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