Lesson Plan

The Verification Steps

This The Verification Steps lesson plan also includes:

Provenance, source, date, location, and motivation. High schoolers learn how to verify the authenticity of news stories and posts by following a seven-step process. They then use the strategy to determine the original site that posted a photo of Justin Timberlake and the Super Bowl "Selfie Kid." The interactive resource underscores the importance of verifying that a piece of content can be trusted.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Create and display a "Verification Steps" poster in the classroom 
Classroom Considerations
  • Eighth of 11 lessons in the Community Engagement series
  • Requires copies of the "Verification Checklist"
  • Learners need access to devices with an internet connection
  • Includes a completed copy of the "Verification Checklist" for instructors
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