Fact Checking
Fact Checking the News Unit

Lesson Two
Fact Checking


Brief Description Objectives Materials and Resources Activity Description Internet Resources

Brief Description

    Students choose a news article to analyze using on-line statistical resources. Up to Contents of this Page

    Students will:

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Materials and Resources

    In developing our lessons and activities, we made some assumptions about the hardware and software that would be available in the classroom for teachers who visit the LETSNet Website. We assume that teachers using our Internet-based lessons or activities have a computer with the necessary hardware components (mouse, keyboard, and monitor) as well as a World Wide Web browser. In the section below, we specify any "special" hardware or software requirements for a lesson or activity (in addition to those described above) and the level of Internet access required to do the activity.

  1. Special hardware requirements: None.
  2. Special software requirements: None.
  3. Internet access: A medium-speed (28,000 BPS via modem) or high-speed (greater than 1 MBPS via network) connection.

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Activity Description

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Internet Resources

    News Resources

    These are a sampling of some of the on-line resources that provide interesting statistics. Many other locations are available. Encourage your students to search the Internet for other sources. (See our Professional Growth Module, "Internet Access, Searching the Net," listed below, for information on how to search the Internet.)

    Resources to Learn About Searching the Internet:

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