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Finding Credible News (UK)

How do we find credible information on the internet?

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

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Learning Objectives:
  • Learn reasons that people put false or misleading information on the internet.
  • Learn criteria for differentiating fake news from credible news.
  • Practise evaluating the credibility of information they find on the internet.
Key Vocabulary: bias  ·  corroboration  ·  credible  ·  evaluate
bias:
showing a strong opinion or preference for or against something or someone
corroboration:
an additional source that confirms or supports a news story, article or piece of information
credible:
able to be believed; trustworthy
evaluate:
to carefully examine something to figure out its value
News & Media Literacy

Lesson Plan

45 mins.

What You'll Need

Classroom resources

  • Lesson Slides
  • News or Fake News? Handout Teacher Version
  • Example #3 Article Handout
  • Lesson Quiz

Take-home resources

  • Family Activity
  • Family Tips