This month we celebrated International Fact-Checking Day on April 2nd, but there is still time to benefit from all the wonderful online activities they offer on their website.
Students might enjoy playing Fact-Check It! a role-playing card game that stimulates critical thinking, fact-based dialogue and analytical skills. It takes place in the fictional country of Agritania, where the debate over an upcoming referendum to ban GMOs has been consumed by fake news and dubious claims. Students will operate in the newsroom of the Agritania Today and have to verify 25 different news items in order to inform the editorials that will come out on the day of the vote.
The website also provides tip sheets, lesson plans, a reading list for everyday media consumers, an interactive quiz and more.