Media Literacy (Elementary)
Students practice identifying unreliable and false information.
Students will explore the concept of media literacy by examining artifacts and testing their personal skills to identify unreliable and false information.
Students will evaluate the credibility of information by considering the journalistic role, professionalism, and credentials of the author, as well as interpret the information in a URL.
Students will examine media examples for “emotional traps” in the form of conspiracies, fake science, hoaxes, fake news, and scams. They will distinguish between opinion articles and fact articles.
Students will examine media examples for “reasonableness.” They will explore parody and look for clues that indicate that images are fake or do not represent the truth.
Students will students will examine media examples for “supporting evidence.” They will learn to “triangulate” information to prove or disprove against information in other reliable sources.
Students will make plans to create a public service announcement to teach a specific media literacy skill.
Students will continue collaborating to create their plans developed in the previous lesson.
Students will share their completed projects with the class and invited guests, and offer sincere compliments and feedback to their peers.