The Flat Earth Hoax

LESSON 15.03.01
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Lesson Overview
This lesson teaches students how to navigate the complicated world of internet hoaxes by exploring how confirmation bias, with the help of deepfake content, can lead to widespread disinformation. 
  • Suitable for age 15
  • 60 minutes + project work
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What's in this lesson?

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to:
  • Identify the potential risks and consequences of deepfake technology on society, politics, and individuals.
  • Develop strategies for identifying and debunking internet hoaxes in digital media consumption.
  • Recognise the effects of confirmation bias in manipulated content, and understand how to fact-check and critically analyse information to avoid being misled.

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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