Date posted: December 18, 2017
How can you decide if news is true or fake? One clue is the source of the news.
How to Choose Your News is a TED-Ed lesson that’s a good introduction to how the opinions and facts (and sometimes non-facts) make their way into the news and how you can tell them apart.
For the full TED-Ed lesson, click here.
Looking for ideas on using current events to teach news literacy? The Sift: An Educator’s Guide to the Week in News is a weekly newsletter covering current news topics with ideas on how to use them in the classroom. Included is a viral rumor rundown, that examines whether some news items are true or not. Click here to take a look at it.