Learners develop web and news literacy skills to empower them to recognize, evaluate, and combat fake news and misinformation. Learners will get familiar with reading, writing and participating on the web and will become stronger consumers, producers, and distributors of media in this three-part module.
The learning objectives underpinning each activity are informed by Mozilla's Web Literacy Map. Complete the activities in sequence, or mix and match for your learners. Need help? Visit our discussion forum to get help and share your experience.
Consuming News on the Web
Learners develop the skills they need to evaluate news on the web and determine its credibility. Learners will discover strategies to help them become better consumers of media and will rate and share their thoughts on media.
Producing News on the Web
Learners deconstruct and explore the techniques people use to create fake news, and the consequences of those techniques. Learners get a chance to remix their own fake news stories and to experience and share the emotional impacts of that process.
Sharing News on the Web
Learners get a chance to make decisions common in news organizations, and to experience the consequences of those decisions. With this lesson, learners will gain a deeper understanding of how fake news fits in a broader news and information ecosystem and will explore their own role and power as distributors of news in their daily lives.
For more curriculum and resources, visit the NewsFrames Curriculum Kit which includes three lessons dedicated to helping teens and undergraduates strengthen their media literacy skills while using tools and resources from the Global Voices NewsFrames platform. For project updates and resources, visit the missioninfo.net website.