NewsFeed Defenders Extension Pack

This NewsFeed Defenders Extension Pack lesson plan also includes:

New Review

Accuracy, transparency, trustworthiness, and impartiality are four unspoken rules of journalism. Scholars delve deep into the subject by discussing the pros and cons of relying on social media for news. They also play an online game to further investigate the topic. Finally, they create a plan for evaluating social media posts in the future.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Challenge pupils to find examples of fake social media news stories to analyze in small groups
  • Provide several examples of reliable news stories and discuss them as a whole class
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires computer and Internet access for each individual, as well as projection for a PowerPoint presentation 
  • Easy to adapt for use with an interactive whiteboard if desired
Pros

  • Contains several links to additional resources for news literacy
  • Lesson plan is effectively organized and includes objectives, step-by-step instructions, and printable worksheets
  • Provides an answer key for easier grading
Cons

  • None