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What you'll learn

In this class, students dive into the complexity of digital citizenship, including the threat of falling for fake information. They’ll examine case studies that bring to life the challenges of today’s media landscape and leave with an easy-to-remember and easy-to-implement strategy for staying a step ahead. Explore: What qualifies as "fake" news? Why should you care what's real and what's not? How can the motivations behind news stories shape the content?

Grade(s)
  • 6-12
  • College/University
Duration
50 minutes
Day(s) offered
Monday through Friday
Time(s) offered
9 a.m.-4 p.m. ET
Cost

Free

Venue and Capacity
  • Virtual (no limit)

We also can present this class 
in your community. Contact us for more details: 202/292-6650 or [email protected]

Minimum enrollment
10 participants
Enrollment type
Registration required

Virtual classes must be requested at least two weeks in advance. To request a free virtual class, please complete the request form. All reservations are tentative pending confirmation of hardware and software capabilities. Please call the Education Department at 202/292-6650 for more information.

You can register by completing the online form
, calling 202/292-6650 or emailing [email protected]

Please notify us at least one week in advance if you must cancel your reservation.

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