Activity

Critical Observation Challenge: Was Elsa Really Arrested?

A 14-slide presentation showcases a social media post featuring Disney's Elsa from the movie, Frozen. The seemingly harmless post received lots of attention, raising the question, how do we know posts are factual? Scholars go through slides, examine pictures, make observations, and discuss their findings.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Complete the activity as a class or independently at home or during school where they discuss via a classroom blog
  • Invite participants to keep an eye out for misinformation while they're on social media and report as necessary
Classroom Considerations
  • Click on the link in the Summary section to locate the activity or in the Included Materials list
  • Not every pupil in this grade level span has a social media account
Pros
  • Emphasizes the importance of fact-checking posts on social media
  • It uses a fun, engaging example
  • Slides are well organized and easy to read
Cons
  • None