Grade 6

Finding Credible News

How do we find credible information on the internet?
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This lesson meets standards for Common Core ELA, CASEL, AASL and ISTE.

The web is full of questionable stuff, from rumors and inaccurate information to outright lies and so-called fake news. So how do we help students weed out the bad and find what's credible? Help students dig into why and how false information ends up online in the first place, and then practice evaluating the credibility of what they're finding online.

Students will be able to:
  • Learn reasons that people put false or misleading information on the internet.
  • Learn criteria for differentiating fake news from credible news.
  • Practice evaluating the credibility of information they find on the internet.

Lesson Snapshot

  Estimated time: 45 mins.
Warm Up:
Tricky Wiki
10 mins.
News or Fake News?
25 mins.
Wrap Up:
Fighting Fake
10 mins.

What You'll Need

Student and family resources also available in Spanish
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Lesson Slides
Student Handout: News or Fake News? Student Version Answer Key
Student Handout: Example #3 Article Student Version
Lesson Quiz NEW! Student Version Answer Key
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