A resource to support pupils to look at and discuss fake news and misinformation critically in the classroom. This resource has been produced by Eilish Mackinnon, a recent graduate of the University of Strathclyde, completing a Master's in Information and Library Science and focusing on health misinformation and pseudoscience. Eilish is currently working at Anderson Strathern as a Knowledge Management Officer.
The resource contains four activities to share with pupils:
- Information seeking and discovery: discussing what information is and sources of information
- Misleading headlines: looking at accuracy of information and real life examples
- Detecting misinformation online: exploring websites and deep fakes online
- Detecting misinformation on social media: assessing content presented on social media.
The activities are described in the word document and PDF available to download below, and all questions and images mentioned in the resource are available in the PowerPoint, which can be shared directly with a class. Please watch any videos before sharing with pupils to ensure they are appropriate for the young people you work with.