Filtering Out Fake News Want to tune up your fake news filter? These tools and activities will take you beyond the catchphrase and memes to help you understand the methods and motivations behind false news. Video Fake News – What’s the Big Deal? Students watch a video in which teens reflect on the concept of fake news, and then discuss their own experiences with misinformation. Lesson Plan Cooking Up Clickbait This quick activity will provide an entertaining introduction to questions about how we respond to and consume media, and how these habits connect to the issues of “fake” and flawed news. Lesson Plan The Making of Fake News: A Case Study An NPR investigation into a fake news creator forms the basis for an exploration of the motivations and methods behind fake news stories. Lesson Plan Fake News Through History: Analyzing Historical Sources Fake news is not a new phenomenon. In this activity, students use the E.S.C.A.P.E. strategy to closely analyze a historical source, shedding light on media shortcomings of the past and drawing comparisons to present-day challenges. Lesson Plan Video Explores What Fake News Is and Isn’t A short Newseum-produced video uses examples of fake news stories that gained traction during the 2016 presidential election and since then.