JEA Curriculum Highlight: Fact Checking in the Digital Age

Looking for a lesson to work with students on fact-checking online sources and finding reputable websites to verify information? The JEA Curriculum has a nice introductory lesson that can help your staff start separating fact from fiction online.

Through this lesson students will evaluate claims of fact to determine authenticity, analyze false statements to determine what information is necessary to make them accurate and use online research tools to aid in the fact checking process.

The lesson comes with a worksheet. Computer access is required for research.

This curriculum is available to all JEA members. To access the curriculum, you must be logged in to the JEA Curriculum site. Once you are, you can access this lesson here: Fact Checking in the Digital Age.

Check out the video here to learn more about the JEA Curriculum. If you’re a member you can login to access the curriculum here. If you’d like more information about the benefits of JEA or if you want to join JEA, you can find more information on JEA.org.

Aaron Manfull

Aaron is in his 20th year of advising student media. He is currently the Director of Student Media at Francis Howell North High School in St. Charles, Missouri. He is the Journalism Education Association Digital Media Chair and co-Director of Media Now. He created The Next 26 and is a former Dow Jones News Fund National Journalism Teacher of the Year. He is one of the authors of the textbook "Student Journalism and Media Literacy." You can find him on Twitter and Instragram @manfull and on Snapchat as aaronmanfull. He's a proud father. A transplanted Iowan. And an avid Hawkeye Fan.

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