Students dig into an article to determine whether they can trust the information by verifying the evidence it presents.
GRADE LEVEL: Middle and high school
TIME: 30-60 minutes
MATERIALS: Do the Facts Hold Up worksheet (download), E.S.C.A.P.E. Junk News handout (download), a news story to fact-check, internet access
- Make copies of the Do the Facts Hold Up worksheet (one per student)
- Select a news story for students to research. (Depending on your angle for this topic, you may want to choose a real news story, a fake/questionable story, or both.) You also may allow them to choose their own news story. Note: In order to complete the worksheet, articles about an event are better than those about an ongoing issue.