About the media: In the world of fake news

  • How to Spot Fake News
  • Sarah Larsen
  • Austrálie
  • 2018
  • 13 min.
  • titulky
  • 11—21 let
Audio-visual lessons

Lesson objectives

  • To think about what fake news was like in the past and what it is today
  • To be aware of the effects of fake news and misinformation on society
  • To learn to assess the credibility of media messages

Fake news is big news at the moment! Many experts are worried about the effect that fake stories are having on the media and democracy, but did you know that fake news isn't new? Go on a journey through time to discover that fake news has always been around, and what to watch out for now.

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Recommended age group

11—21 years

Thematic area

Výuka jazyků


Angličtina / English

Teaching materials

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How to spot fake news

Activity / / B2+ / 90 min

Students will: 

  • Learn the basic procedures of news verification and try them in practice
  • Learn vocabulary related to news
  • Read and analyse an authentic English article

Questions and Answers

Informational texts

  • Fake news 
  • Disinformation
  • Principles of journalism ethics
  • Media and objectivity

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