Break the Fake Lesson Plan: Hoax? Scholarly research? Personal opinion? You decide! Lesson Plan

Level: Grades 10 to 12

This lesson is part of USE, UNDERSTAND & CREATE: A Digital Literacy Framework for Canadian Schools.

This lesson plan is part of the Break the Fake project. This project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada.

Author: MediaSmarts


This lesson is designed to help students determine the validity of information that is presented to them on the internet. After reviewing a series of evaluation techniques for online resources, students form groups to assess selected websites.

Click here to download the Three Steps to Verify a Website slideshow.

This lesson and all associated documents (handouts, overheads, backgrounders) are available in an easy-print, pdf kit version.

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