Information Echo Chambers – Preparation


Required Materials

1. Information Echo Chambers handout

2. Print reference materials (e.g., related periodicals or articles from school library)

3. Online reference materials may include the following:

Where do Americans get their news?

Limited access to news

Vetting news sources

Advanced Preparation

1. Students may complete the Information Echo Chambers handout for this activity on or off line.

  • Review the Information Echo Chambers handout.
  • Print one copy of the Information Echo Chambers handout per student or post the link to the Information Echo Chambers handout wherever you distribute digital files so each student can access the handout.
  • If students complete a digital copy of the Information Echo Chambers handout, decide how you want them to rename the file for easy identification later. For example, do you want each student to create a file or will it be sufficient for each pair or trio to share one file?

2. Gather print reference materials or arrange to visit school library.

3. Identify and review online research resources. You may want to post links to some of the suggested Online Resources for students wherever you distribute digital resources to students.

4. Divide class into pairs or trios who will work together to complete the assignment.

Information Echo Chambers