Fake news, alternative facts, urban myths, false equivalencies…the list of euphemisms for lies in the media goes on and on.
The problem is that, for a variety of reasons, many people have difficulty differentiating between fact and fiction in the media. And, despite the fact that people often assume that this conversation focuses primarily on politics, that’s not necessarily the case. There are myriad examples of facts being manipulated in all areas of life.
The free materials offered on this site were created for middle school students and educators as supplemental materials for my book entitled The Media-Savvy Middle School Classroom: Strategies for Teaching Against Disinformation, but may be used by anyone who wants to learn these critical media literacy skills.
The Assessing Words and Assessing Numbers Instructional Activities are currently being piloted. If you use one or more of these activities, please complete a Feedback Form for each.
Susan Brooks-Young: firstname.lastname@example.org