Grade 3

Is Seeing Believing?

Why do people alter digital photos and videos?
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This lesson meets standards for Common Core ELA, CASEL and ISTE.

The web is full of photos, and even videos, that are digitally altered. And it's often hard to tell the difference between what's real and what's fake. Help your students ask critical questions about why someone might alter a photo or video in the first place.

Students will be able to:
  • Recognize that photos and videos can be altered digitally.
  • Identify different reasons why someone might alter a photo or video.
  • Analyze altered photos and videos to try to determine why.

Lesson Snapshot

  Estimated time: 45 mins.
Warm Up:
Rainbow Lemons
10 mins.
Analyze:
Photo Fakes
20 mins.
Watch & Discuss:
Unbelievable Videos
10 mins.
Wrap Up:
Final Thoughts
5 mins.

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Student Handout: Photo Fake, Example 1 Student Version Teacher Version
Student Handout: Photo Fake, Example 2 Student Version Teacher Version
Student Handout: Photo Fake, Example 3 Student Version Teacher Version
Student Handout: Photo Fake, Example 4 Student Version Teacher Version
Lesson Quiz Student Version Teacher Version
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