Critical thinking, should you believe what you read?


Activities to help students learn to question what they see and read. A mixture of individual and gr

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1. Slide
60 seconds
Learning to question
2. Open question
210 seconds
What happens when we just believe everything we read or see online?
3. Q&A
330 seconds
What questions can we ask when we see something online to help verify the information?
4. Slide
60 seconds
Everyone is going to submit one piece of news
  • The news can be real or totally made up but it must be believable
  • We will vote on the most believable piece of news (extra kudos if your fake answer hits the top 5)
5. Open question
180 seconds
Everyone gives a piece of news, either true, or fake but believable
6. Slide
60 seconds
Find out the truth!
  • In 10 groups you will be given one of the top 5 pieces of news, and be told whether you are defending it as true or false
  • Each true and false team will have 10 minutes to fact check and come up with a persuasive argument for their news
  • Each team will present their evidence and arguments to the class
  • As a class we will decide whether it is true or false information
7. Slide
60 seconds
Drawing the news!
  • You will have 5 minutes to draw an illustration for one of the pieces of news from the previous activity
  • We will be voting on the best one!
8. Drawings
450 seconds
Draw your favourite piece of news from the lesson

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