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Explore the Information Universe

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Digital Literacy and Computer Science




Are your students savvy searchers? Can they spot the difference between a straight news article and an opinion piece? Do they recognize bias in their sources … or in themselves?

You may need Fact Finder: Your Foolproof Guide to Media Literacy’s 11 flexible, multimedia lesson plans to tackle these challenges. Eight skill-building lesson plans introduce essential media literacy concepts through engaging explainer videos and colorful infographics that help students revisit, retain and apply the key concepts. The accompanying News or Noise? media map provides a collection of examples ready for students to analyze and evaluate with the support of worksheets and discussion prompts to determine if data provided is relevant information and/or a viable resource. Help students take what they’ve learned and apply it to their own content creation, inspired by the issues that matter to them.

A map of the “information universe” helps students learn to define and identify different types of content, from fact-based reports to advertising or satire.

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    Evaluate the validity and accuracy of a data set.

    Unpacked Content



    • validity


    Students know:
    • that some will use misleading data to persuade others.


    Students are able to:
    • evaluate a data set to determine if information being presented is appropriate.


    Students understand that:
    • it is important to be capable of researching a claim for validity and accuracy.
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