The following LibGuides can help you explore and expand on these assignment ideas with your students:
The information literacy tutorial is a great way to assign small research components to your students- such as finding a peer reviewed journal. The guide is full of screen-shots, videos, and simple to follow instructions. The Spotting Fake News LibGuide is a great resource for your students and can help them decipher the information they get through social media.
Executive Summary of the Stanford History Education Group produced with the support of The Robert R. McCormick Foundation.
(Contains examples of assignments done with students to promote homepage analysis and evidence evaluation skills)
The News Literacy Project has been working to address misinformation – including viral rumors, hoaxes, propaganda and other forms of fake information – in classrooms for years. This handout help students ingrain news-literate habits of mind and build the critical thinking skills needed to assess the credibility of any news and information they encounter online.
The Center for News Literacy from Stony Brook University’s School of Journalism, offers an impressive Digital Resources Center that includes Ripped from the Headlines: Fresh news literacy lessons, based on the latest news, ready to use in class.
The News Literacy Project has been working to address misinformation – including viral rumors, hoaxes, propaganda and other forms of fake information – in classrooms for years. This handout is focused on helping students “immunize” themselves from viral rumors.