Students Learn to Stop Rumors Before They Start

This Students Learn to Stop Rumors Before They Start activity & project also includes:

Two activities look at how rumors are spread and ways class members can stop them. The first activity brings forth an in-depth conversation about how reporters gather information to write articles and how students can implement the same techniques when researching on the internet. The second activity asks learners to analyze historical data and identifying rumors.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Review related social-emotional learning competencies before starting the lesson
  • Invite pupils to bring in current news articles to examine and discuss
  • Create a fact-checking bulletin board or anchor chart that pupils reference while they work
Classroom Considerations
  • Each activity may take roughly 30 minutes, more or less depending on the specific lesson
Pros
  • Activities work seamlessly with subjects English language arts and social studies
  • Connects the importance of analyzing worldwide information with daily social interactions
Cons
  • None
Common Core