Starter: Which had more views on Facebook during the last portion of the 2016 presidential election, real news or fake news?
1.How accurate was your prediction?
2.What most surprised you about this chart?
3.How many Facebook engagements of fake news happened between August and Election Day?
4.What is one example of a fake news story during the election season?
5.What is the big story this chart tells?
6.Why do you think that is?
7.Explain whether or not you think this is important.
8.How did this affect the election?
9.Why would people go to the trouble of making up fake news?
10.And why would anyone fall for fake news?
11.Why should you believe this chart and this story isn't just made up?
12.What questions do you have about this?
13.When do you expect the fake news will end?
14.Explain whether you think Facebook and similar sites should censor fake news from their news feeds.
Word of the Day: tenure
- Define it
- Provide an example
- How long is the tenure for a federal judge?
- What new teachers have been hired during Mrs. Dockery's tenure?
Can You Spot Fake News?
- What is the effect of sound bites on the way we view politics?
- For each of the following, research some background information on the sound bite. Try to find a newspaper article covering the same event. How does broadcast media affect how the situation was handled? What effect does this have on the public?
Mass Media Survey
Closer: How can the mass media turn election campaigns into “horse races?”
- Make a claim here!
- Support your claim with TWO pieces of accurate and relevant information.
- Use reasoning to explain why your evidence supports your claim.
- Respond to an opposing or alternative perspective.