News Literacy

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8th grade students will study Current Events and News Literacy in the Fall.  
We will use The News Literacy Project's  program "Checkology" to become more news literate so students can sort through the massive amounts of information they see, hear, and read on a daily basis.  The goal is for them to be able to distinguish real news from fake news, opinion, entertainment, and propaganda.  They will learn more about and discuss political, economic, and social events in the U.S. and around the world and their repercussions.

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* News Literacy Project: Checkology (in class activities)
  - Module 1 / Lesson 1: Sorting Information - Thursday, 2/7
  - Module 3 / Lesson 1: Viral Content - Friday, 2/8
  - Module 3 / Lesson 3: Branded Content - Friday, 2/15 and Friday, 2/22
  - Module 3 / Lesson 2: Personalization - Friday, 2/22

* News & Media Literacy (in class activities)
  - Signs of a fake photograph - Friday, 3/8 and Friday, 3/15 
  - Junior Scholastic: "Fake news Fools Millions" - Thursday, 4/25
    > Fake News Questions completed in class
  - Junior Scholastic: "Fighting Fake News" - Thursday, 4/25
  - Article: "Fake News Tricks" - Thursday, 4/25 and Friday, 4/26
  - Article: "Fake or Real?" - Thursday, 4/25 and Friday, 4/26
  - Article: "Six Steps to Spot Fake News" - Friday, 4/26
  - "Nuclear Flowers" Image Analysis - Friday, 4/26
  - "Denmark Minimum Wage Website" Analysis - Friday, 5/3

* Assessing Real versus Fake News 
  - Topic discussed in class - Friday, 5/10
    > News Source Reliability Chart
  - Homework = Real vs. Fake News Analysis Assignment - Due Friday, 5/17
    > Download assignment below

* News Literacy Wrap-Up Questions - Completed in class Friday, 5/17




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