Students dig into an article to determine whether they can trust the story by investigating its producers and the sources within.
GRADE LEVEL: Middle and high school
TIME: 30-60 minutes
MATERIALS: Can I Trust the Creators? worksheet (download), E.S.C.A.P.E. Junk News poster (download), internet access, a news story to evaluate in which at least two individuals provided information to the writer(s)
- Make copies of the Can I Trust the Creators? 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.