Are your students struggling to identify fake news online? Give them the tools they need to evaluate media with this interactive lesson plan and presentation on identifying fake news! Perfect for a rigorous April Fools Day activity
Fake News – April Fools Activity Pack for Media Literacy
As educators, we face the challenge of teaching our students to navigate the vast world of online information. With the prevalence of fake news and clickbait headlines, it can be difficult for students to distinguish between fact and fiction.
Ours Identifying Fake News lesson plan and interactive slide presentation provides students with the tools they need to identify fake news and evaluate media critically. This resource is perfect for rigorous April Fools Day activities and can be used across multiple curricular areas, including media and ELA.
Why You Need This
- Saves time with a ready-made lesson plans and interactive slides
- Simplifies planning with comprehensive assessments and answer keys
- Engages students with interactive activities and real-world scenarios
- It keeps them guessing with a mix of both real and fake scenarios
- Provides high-quality learning materials to support media literacy skills
- Identifying Fake News online lesson plan
- Interactive slides presentation (Canva and Google Templates)
- 7 different real-world scenarios in engaging centers activities
- Access to online sources and audio recordings
- Assessment tools and answer keys provided
Which ones are real, and which ones are fake? Can You Guess? The answer might surprise you!
- North American Tree Octopus
- Dihydrogen Monoxide
- 500-year-old shark
- Mike, the Headless Chicken
- North American House Hippo
- Free Fruit for Kids, Dog Island
Ideas for Classroom Use:
- As a standalone media literacy lesson
- As part of an ELA unit on persuasive writing and critical analysis
- As a cross-curricular activity in science or social studies
Even if your students have some background knowledge in media literacy, this resource provides them with a variety of scenarios and activities to apply their skills in a real-world context. Plus, our ready-made lesson plan and assessment tools save you time in planning and grading.
Help your students become media-savvy with our Identifying Fake News lesson plan and interactive slide presentation. With real-world scenarios and comprehensive assessments, this resource is perfect for April Fools Day activities and supports critical analysis skills across multiple curricular areas. Download now to simplify your planning and engage your students in a fun and meaningful way!
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