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Lesson 2: Fact Checking in the Digital Age

How do you know if what you read about a candidate is true? This lesson has students develop some basic skills about how to check sources for accuracy.

Skills
Evaluating Sources
Researching
Topics
Campaigns and Elections
Democr. Foundations
Learning Tools
Digital Tool
Graphic Organizer
Common Core State Standards (CCSS)

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.11-12.1

Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.

College, Career, and Civic Life Framework (C3)

D3.2.9-12

Evaluate the credibility of a source by examining how experts value the source.

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