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Unit Plan: Navigating the World of Online (Mis)Information (8+)

Unit Plan: Navigating the World of Online (Mis)Information (8+)

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This unit plan overview provides links to all lessons along with links to accompanying teacher support materials. Most of these lessons use interactive features that enable students to apply skills and practice identifying misinformation as part of the lesson experience. There are also a couple of inquiry activities as shown below.

Teachers can use/adapt any of these materials as needed.

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The Navigating the World of Online (Mis)Information (8+) lessons and links to resources are listed below.

Download worksheets and make available to your students:

  • Lesson 1: DMHO - The Silent Threat (approx. 15 mins)


  • Lesson 2: How Do We Know Things About the World?  (approx. 30 mins) 

  • NOTE: there are 3 versions of the same activity related to identifying communal types of expertise/knowledge. See Version 1 (V1) and Version 2 (V2) inquiry activities below and there is also an online activity within the lesson itself to get the students started. 


  • Lesson 3: Learn to Critically Ignore (approx. 20 mins)


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Last modified: 
May 7, 2024