Lesson Plan

Getting to the Source

Reliable news stories are based on facts from reliable sources. Young journalists learn how to evaluate the reliability of news sources by watching a short explainer video. Teams apply their new source-digging skills to a current news story and rate the reliability of the sources cited in the article.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Enlarge, copy, and post the "Getting to the Source" infographic and the News or Noise? Media Map
  • Have class members bring in newspapers to use for the activity
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires a free account to access the videos and copies of two worksheets
Pros
  • Includes a sample worksheet and extension activities
Cons
  • None