UNDERSTAND AND ANALYZE CIVIC INFORMATION ONLINE,
CONSIDER WHAT INFORMATION YOU CAN TRUST
Loop back to the essential questions you covered with your students and ask them to complete a written reflection. Ask students to consider how their thinking about judging credibility, considering their political bias, detecting “fake news,” and/or analyzing visual forms of information may have changed and what new strategies they have learned. Ask students to take stock of what they learned by writing a letter of advice for students a few years younger. (You can modify the prompts below based on the activities you chose to do in this module.)
Explain 1-2 things they can do to judge the credibility of civic information online.
Explain 1-2 things they can do to not let confirmation bias from clouding your judgement.
Explain 1-2 things they can do to understand & analyze visual forms of civic information online.
You can have students pair up and share with one another the tips and strategies they wrote. You could also ask them to share out 1 tip or strategy they had in common with the whole class in a discussion.