How False News Can Spread

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Here's a must-see video. The topic—circular reporting, or the intentional spreading and leaking of false information. The big idea here is to teach viewers to recognize and avoid contributing to the cycle.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have groups research sites like Save the Northwest Tree Octopus, The Onion—America's Finest News Source, and Snopes.com
Classroom Considerations

  • Given their access to the Internet, it is imperative that kids study digital citizenship and source validation
Pros

  • The resource includes the video, a short check for understanding, links to additional resources, and a guided discussion question
Cons

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