Learning Experience 8: Digital Literacy

Learning Goal: Applying digital literacy to human rights.




• Digital Literacy and Research
• Digital Tools as Active Citizenship
• What do these terms mean? Why are they important when looking at human rights? Why are they important when researching


• Students will watch video:
• How does “Fake” News Become News?

• Teacher will guide students through a lesson on evaluating online sources from Teaching Tolerance: Evaluating Online Sources


• Reflection questions for circle:
1. What might you do if your family, friends or classmates post fake news on social media?
2. What are steps you can take to evaluate news stories?
3. Is fake news legitimate as free speech? Does the right to free speech include the right to spread false information?
Consideration: Book the computer lab or portable devices for the next lesson.