Digital Media Literacy Workshop (Explorers)

LESSON 22.03.01
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Lesson Overview
This workshop teaches students how to identify misinformation, verify news sources, and to think before they share. 
  • Suitable for ages 8 to 11
  • 90 minute workshop
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What's in this workshop?

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to:
  • Define what fake news is, identify its characteristics, and distinguish it from real news.
  • Apply their knowledge to verify news stories and use techniques to check the credibility and reliability of sources.
  • Understand that real news can sometimes contain unusual or surprising details, and fake news can include plausible elements, increasing their critical thinking skills when evaluating news stories.

Workshop Structure (90 min)

Introduction (10 min)
 Activity 1 (15 min)
 Activity 2 (20 min)
 Key Takeaways (10 min)
 Activity 3 (30 min)
 Wrap-Up and Reflections (5 min)

Included in this Lesson

  • Presentation slides available in Powerpoint (.pptx) or in the Online Player 
  • Trainer Guide
  • Printable handouts for students
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