Grade 12

Filter Bubble Trouble

How can filter bubbles limit the information we're exposed to?
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This lesson meets standards for CASEL, AASL and ISTE.

When we get news from our social media feeds, it often only tells us part of the story. Our friends -- and the website's algorithms -- tend to feed us perspectives we already agree with. Show students ways to escape the filter bubble and make sure their ideas about the world are being challenged.

Students will be able to:
  • Define "filter bubble" and explain how it occurs.
  • Reflect on the limitations and drawbacks that filter bubbles cause.
  • Identify strategies for escaping their own filter bubbles.

Lesson Snapshot

  Estimated time: 50 mins.
Different Feeds
15 mins.
Reasons for Filter Bubbles
25 mins.
Burst Your Bubble
10 mins.

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Student Handout: Burst Your Filter Bubble! Student Version Answer Key
Lesson Quiz Student Version Answer Key
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