Begin the unit, Fake or Real News, by introducing the vocabulary words. (scroll down the page to Key Vocabulary) You can use the handout Fake or Real News in this resource.
Watch the video at the top of the site together. What problems do the characters encounter? How do they plan to solve them?
In pairs, students review the definitions. If you want more practice with the Vocabulary words, select the Vocabulary Game below the list of words. This opens a Quizlet where students can practice the words.
Gather the students as a group, watch the video How false news can spread by Noah Tavlin. It is Step 1 on the lesson, Fake or Real News
In pairs, students discuss the video. Gather as a group discuss social media and its influence.
The last element of the CRAAP test is Purpose: why the author wrote the article. Is it objective or biased? To learn more about bias, scroll down to Step 3. watch the video to explore ways to identify bias.
After the video, discuss the ways mentioned in the video. Have pairs discuss then gather the entire group. You can also use Jamboard, Padlet or Flip for students to present their idea.