by Marsha Rakestraw

A "facts matter" pin on the back of a black backpackIs that news story about the health impacts of chocolate true?

Are those claims about immigrants made by that politician accurate and in appropriate context?

Is that photo of a shark swimming down a flooded street real?

We live in a time in which lies are peddled as truth, the accuracy of information becomes more difficult to discern, false news spreads virally, and technology abets misinformation, violence, and even the influencing of elections.

It’s essential that our students learn to think critically about what they read and hear and to gain the skills to discern truth from inaccurate or misleading information.

We’ve added a section of Fact-Checking resources to our curated Pinterest board for Teaching About Fake News and News Literacy.

Use these resources to help your students fact-check science, political, and pop culture information, investigate whether a photo has been altered, learn how to spot bots, and more.

Check out these useful fact-checking resources.

Check out additional sources for teaching about fake news and news literacy.

 

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