This What Is Verification? lesson plan also includes:
One of the most important skills news consumers and social media users must develop is the ability to determine the veracity of stories they read or view. Here's an interactive instructional activity that teaches high schoolers how to verify news stories and how to recognize entertainment sites that publish fake news stories.
- Have media scholars use their new skills by examining the webpage for the Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus
- Participants require access to devices with an internet connection
- Seventh of 11 resources in the Community Engagement series
- The resource includes links to several fact checking websites