Evaluating Sources in a ‘Post-Truth’ World: Ideas for Teaching and Learning about Fake News

LessonPlanet. The framers of the United States Constitution felt a free press was so essential to a democracy that they granted the press the protection it needed to hold the powerful to account in the First Amendment. Today, digital natives need to learn how to distinguish between fake news and real news. Here’s a resource that teaches readers how to distinguish between fact and opinion, separate news from news analysis, fact check claims, and evaluate sources.