DIGITAL MEDIA LITERACY
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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
What's in this lesson?
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.
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Disinformation is false information that is spread deliberately, often with the intention of misleading people or influencing their beliefs or behaviour.
Refers to the economic incentives that may drive individuals or organisations to engage in disinformation campaigns. Disinformation can be used as a tool to achieve these financial goals by creating false or misleading narratives that can influence public perception or consumer behaviour, ultimately leading to financial gain.
The use of language that is used to convince the audience to take a certain action, adopt a certain belief, or change their perspective on a particular issue.
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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