This week, students across the United States are participating in Media Literacy Week, but it’s not just students in the U.S. who are discussing media literacy! Fake news affects communities around the world, which is why students have been connecting with their peers globally in Facts, Opinions, and Fake News. Over 1,000 students are participating in this project right now!
In Facts, Opinions, and Fake News, students learn how to identify credible news sources as they discuss why people create fake news and how it impacts communities around the world. Students can choose to create a public service announcement to help educate their community about the dangers of fake news, or design a quiz challenging their PenPals to identify credible news stories.