Lesson Planet: Fighting Fake News Lesson Plan

Fake news. Alternative facts. Internet trolls. In an age of Newspeak, it’s increasingly important to equip 21st century learners with the skills needed to determine the legitimacy of claims put forth on social media, in print, and in broadcast news. Class members read articles, listen to an interview with professor Melissa Zimdars, check out her list of fake news sights, and use the provided consumer’s handbook of tips to help identify fake news postings.