The Green Machine

LESSON 14.03.01
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Lesson Overview
The lesson teaches critical thinking skills to identify and combat disinformation by examining the financial motivations behind false content, the use of persuasive language, and developing strategies to discern fact from fiction.
  • Suitable for age 14
  • 60 minutes + project work
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What's in this lesson?

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to:
  • Understand the potential consequences and impact of disinformation on society and individuals.
  • Analyse the financial motivations behind the spread of misinformation and fake news.
  • Recognise the use of persuasive language in creating bias and framing of false information, and develop strategies for identifying and resisting such tactics.

Key Concepts

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Lesson Structure

Introduction (5 min)
 Define the Keywords (15 min)
 Investigate the Scenario (30 min)
 Project Work (duration as needed)
 Key Takeaways (10 min)

Included in this Lesson

  • Presentation slides available in Powerpoint (.pptx) or in the Online Player 
  • Lesson plan for teachers
  • Printable handouts for students
  • Assessment rubric for project based learning
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